European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Rights of the Individual

Rights of the Individual

One of the aims of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is to empower individuals and give them control over their personal data. The GDPR has a chapter on the rights of data subjects (individuals) which includes the right of access, the right to rectification, the right to erasure, the right to restrict processing, the right to data portability, the right to object and the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing.

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25/01/2013
25
Jan
2013

Factsheet 2 - Transparency in the EU administration: Your right to access documents

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The European institutions and bodies make decisions and adopt legislation that affect the lives of all citizens in European Member States. As a citizen you have the right to know why, how and who is involved in making these decisions and laws. Factsheet 4 explains your right of access to the documents prepared in these activities.

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18/01/2013
18
Jan
2013

Drug precursors

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 273/2004 on drug precursors and the Proposal for a Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 111/2005 laying down rules for the monitoring of trade between the Community and third countries in drug precursors

13/12/2012
13
Dec
2012

Statute and funding of European political parties

Opinion of 13 December 2012 the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Proposal for a Regulation on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations

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03/12/2012
3
Dec
2012

Code of conduct for archives

EDPS comments concerning the plans of the European Board of National Archivists (EBNA) and the European Archives Group (EAG) to prepare a code of conduct for the archives sector to address the application of data protection requirements, taking into account the specificities of the sector.

09/10/2012
9
Oct
2012

Financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy (transparency, post-Schecke)

Opinion on the Amendment to the Commission proposal COM(2011) 628 final/2 for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy

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17/07/2012
17
Jul
2012

European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - "European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children"

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10/07/2012
10
Jul
2012

EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016

EDPS comments on the Communication from the Commission: "The EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016”

13/04/2012
13
Apr
2012

EU-Canada Agreement on supply chain security

Opinion on the Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Canada with respect to matters related to supply chain security

28/03/2012
28
Mar
2012

Cross-border threats to health

Opinion on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on serious cross-border threats to health

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07/03/2012
7
Mar
2012

EDPS applauds strengthening of the right to data protection in Europe, but still regrets the lack of comprehensiveness

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted his Opinion on the proposed package for a reform of the EU rules on data protection. This package was adopted by the Commission on 25 January 2012 and includes a Regulation with general rules on data protection and a Directive with specific data protection rules for the law enforcement sector.

22/02/2012
22
Feb
2012

Regulations requiring asset freezing

Opinion of 22 February 2012 on a notification for Prior Checking regarding the Processing of personal data in connection with regulations requiring asset freezing as CFSP related restrictive measures, European Commission  (Case 2010-0426)

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08/02/2012
8
Feb
2012

Publication on the Internet of the official directory of the agents of European institutions of bodies

Answer regarding the publication on the Internet of the official directory of the agents of European institutions of bodies

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31/01/2012
31
Jan
2012

Factsheet 1 - Your personal information and the EU administration: What are your rights?

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Everyone is entitled to protect their personal information. Data protection is a fundamental right, protected by European law and enshrined in Article 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. EDPS Factsheet 1 provides you with information on your data protection rights and how to exercise them.

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19/12/2011
19
Dec
2011

Rights and Citizenship Programme

Letter on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing for the period 2014 to 2020 the Rights and Citizenship Programme

21/10/2011
21
Oct
2011

Selection of confidential counsellors and anti-harassment policy

Opinion of 21 October 2011 on notifications for prior checking concerning the "anti-harassment policy" and "the selection of confidential counsellors" at certain EU agencies (Case 2011-0483)

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05/10/2011
5
Oct
2011

Recording equipment in road transport

Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport and amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council, OJ C 37/02  , 10.02.2012, p.6

08/07/2011
8
Jul
2011
01/06/2011
1
Jun
2011

Investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and repealing Regulation (EURATOM) No 1074/1999 (Case 2011-0029), OJ C 279/02, 23.09.2011, p.11

06/04/2011
6
Apr
2011

European Data Protection Commissioners insist on the need for a comprehensive EU approach to data protection

On 5 April 2011, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the Chairman of the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party(*) hosted the annual Spring Conference of European Data Protection Commissioners in Brussels, involving data protection authorities from EU and non-EU Member States, as well as various authorities at EU level.

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