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

Filters

Pages

12/12/2008
12
Dec
2008
14/05/2008
14
May
2008

General report "Spring 2007"

General report on "Measuring compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001 in EU institutions and bodies"

According to Article 41, paragraph 2 of Regulation (EC) 45/2001, the European Data Protection Supervisor is responsible for monitoring and ensuring the application of the Regulation. In March 2007, the EDPS launched a procedure known as "Spring 2007" as part of an effort to measure compliance with the Regulation in the various institutions and agencies and to take stock of the progress made so far.

20/03/2008
20
Mar
2008
28/02/2007
28
Feb
2007
22/02/2007
22
Feb
2007

Correct application of the law on customs and agricultural matters

Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 515/97 on mutual assitance between administrative authorities of the Member States and cooperation between the latter and the Commission to ensure the correct application of the law on customs and agricultural matters (COM(2006) 866 final), OJ C 94, 28.04.2007, p. 3

COM(2006) 866 final of 22.12.2006 PDF icon
14/12/2006
14
Dec
2006
01/06/2006
1
Jun
2006
19/04/2006
19
Apr
2006

2005 Annual Report - Consolidating the EDPS

While the first year was devoted to setting up the EDPS, the second year was one of consolidation. The office grew slightly and benefited from the establishment of a press service. At the same time, core business work developed, as the EDPS became more known among the EC institutions and bodies. The number of prior checks grew to 34 and a paper on the role of the DPOs was published. Some 6 legislative opinions were presented, mostly relating to the area of "Justice, Freedom and Security".

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
Press release:PDF icon
14/03/2006
14
Mar
2006
20/12/2005
20
Dec
2005
27/10/2005
27
Oct
2005
13/07/2005
13
Jul
2005
31/03/2005
31
Mar
2005

2004 Annual Report - Building a new institution

2004 was the year in which the EDPS was set up, with indispensable assistance from the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission. Although the legal obligation to respect data protection was not new to the EC institutions and bodies, they face a new situation - being monitored by an independent supervisory authority. The EDPS took a pragmatic approach to enforcing data protection and allowed for a learning period, during which a sound data protection culture can be developed. 2004 also saw the EDPS establishing himself as an advisor to the legislative procedures by issuing his first consultative opinion.

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
SpeechPDF icon
Press release:PDF icon
18/03/2005
18
Mar
2005

The EDPS as an advisor to the Community institutions

The EDPS as an advisor to the Community institutions on proposals for legislation and related documents.

01/01/2004
1
Jan
2004

Information brochures 2004

As part of an information campaign aimed at raising awareness about the creation of the new institution, two brochures had been developed in 2004: one presenting the EDPS from an institutional point of view, and the other one describing the rights of the individuals whose data are processed by the European administration.

These brochures are still available for consultation under the links below. However, please be aware that their content has been updated and developed in the brochure edited in 2009.

The European Data Protection SupervisorPDF icon
18/12/2000
18
Dec
2000

Regulation (EC) No 45/2001

Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data, OJ L 8, 12.01.2001, p. 1

Pages