European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Regulation 45/2001

Regulation 45/2001

Regulation 45/2001 lays down the obligations for the EU institutions when they process personal data such as the obligation for each of them to appoint a Data Protection Officer. It is also the Regulation that established the European Data Protection Supervisor to be the independent data protection authority who is tasked to ensure that the right to privacy is respected by European institutions and bodies and advise the EU legislator on subjects that have data protection implications. This Regulation is currently under review in order to be brought in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. The European Commission published a proposal on 10 January 2017

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21/05/2015
21
May
2015

The Digital Single Market, data protection and the role of the EDPS to 2020

Speech given by Giovanni Buttarelli at Brussels Matters, Brussels

31/10/2014
31
Oct
2014

Newsletter Nr. 43

The October 2014 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers the upcoming appointment of a new team of EDPS Supervisors, the EDPS Position Paper on international data transfers and many other EDPS activities.

07/07/2014
7
Jul
2014

Newsletter Nr. 42

The July 2014 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers EDPS Opinions on asset freezing and Big Data and many other EDPS activities.

04/06/2014
4
Jun
2014

The EDPS as an advisor to EU institutions on policy and legislation

The EDPS as an advisor to EU institutions on policy and legislation: building on ten years of experience

05/03/2014
5
Mar
2014

Package of legislative measures reforming Eurojust

Opinion on the package of legislative measures reforming Eurojust and setting up the European Public Prosecutor's Office ('EPPO')    

25/02/2014
25
Feb
2014

EDPS Guidelines on the Rights of Individuals: data protection is essential to good public administration

As part of the action plan laid out in his Strategy 2013-2014 to provide guidance to the EU administration, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has published Guidelines on the Rights of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data.

13/02/2014
13
Feb
2014

Investigative Data Consultation Platform - OLAF

EDPS Decision concerning the transfers of personal data carried out by OLAF through the Investigative Data Consultation Platform pursuant to Article 9(7) of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001

Annex - Draft Administrative Cooperation Arrangement between the "European Anti-Fraud Office" (OLAF) and [The Partner]PDF icon
12/02/2014
12
Feb
2014

Data Protection Supervision of Europol

EDPS Comments on the Data Protection Supervision of Europol, Council of the European Union / Law Enforcement Working Party

24/01/2014
24
Jan
2014

General Report "Survey 2013"

General Report on "Measuring compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001 in EU institutions ("Survey 2013")"

16/12/2013
16
Dec
2013

Factsheet 4 - Keeping an eye on video-surveillance in the EU administration

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Almost all EU institutions and bodies have video-surveillance in operation on their premises. When well-designed and selectively used, video surveillance systems are powerful tools for tackling security issues. EDPS Factsheet 4 explains how to balance security with respect for privacy when using video-surveillance.

09/12/2013
9
Dec
2013

General Data Protection Regulation

EDPS comments on the application of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to EU institutions and bodies

11/11/2013
11
Nov
2013

Factsheet 3 - Supervising EU institutions and bodies & enforcing data protection principles

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When EU institutions and bodies process personal data, they must comply with the principle of accountability and the obligations set out in the EU Data Protection Regulation 45/2001. EDPS Factsheet 3 provides information on how the EDPS works with the EU insitutions to ensure they achieve compliance.

22/10/2013
22
Oct
2013

An important and welcome step towards stronger and more effective data protection in Europe

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) welcomes the outcome of the vote last night by the European Parliamentary Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on the data protection reform package.

11/07/2013
11
Jul
2013

Community trade mark

Opinion on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (recast) and the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Community trade mark

04/07/2013
4
Jul
2013

EDPS finds major deficiencies in anti-money laundering proposals

The Commission proposals on money transfers, prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing need to do more than make mere references to data protection, said the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today. Specific safeguards, such as the right of individuals to be informed and the respect of the principles of proportionality and purpose limitation are essential to prevent ordinary citizens from being excessively profiled by service providers on dubious grounds with potentially damaging effects.

17/06/2013
17
Jun
2013

Credible cyber security strategy in the EU needs to be built on privacy and trust

Cyber security is not an excuse for the unlimited monitoring and analysis of the personal information of individuals, said the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today following the publication of his opinion on the EU's strategy on cyber security.

03/06/2013
3
Jun
2013

Strong data protection to improve EU approach to serious crimes

Robust data protection considerations can strengthen the credibility of investigations into serious crimes in the EU. This is the message the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) sent in his opinion published today on the Commission proposal for a new legal framework for the EU Agency for Law Enforcement and Training (Europol).

31/05/2013
31
May
2013

European Union Agency for Law enforcement Cooperation and Training (Europol)

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Law enforcement Cooperation and Training (Europol) and repealing Decisions 2009/371/JHA and 2005/681/JHA

29/05/2013
29
May
2013

"Smart, sustainable, inclusive Europe": only with stronger and more effective data protection

The lobbying surrounding the current review of the EU data protection law by organisations both from Europe and elsewhere has been exceptional.

16/05/2013
16
May
2013

Lisbon, 16-17 May 2013

Resolution on the future of data protection in EuropePDF icon

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