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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24/03/2011
24
Mar
2011

Data protection and transparency: EDPS updates guidance for good practice in the EU administration

On 24 March 2011, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published a background paper on public access to documents containing personal data, to serve as guidance for EU institutions.

The paper explains the updated EDPS position on the matter following the ruling of the European Court of Justice in the Bavarian Lager case on the reconciliation of the fundamental rights to privacy and data protection with the fundamental right to public access to documents and transparency (*).

16/03/2011
16
Mar
2011

Various legislative proposals concerning certain restrictive measures, with regard to Iran, in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, in Côte d'Ivoire, in Belarus, in Tunisia, in Libya and in Egypt

EDPS letter concerning various legislative proposals concerning certain restrictive measures, with regard to Iran, in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, in Côte d'Ivoire, in Belarus, in Tunisia, in Libya and in Egypt.

17/02/2011
17
Feb
2011

Publication of employees' pictures on the Intranet - Committee of the Regions

Answer to a consultation regarding publication of employees' pictures on the Intranet of the Committee of Regions (Case 2010-0721)

18/01/2011
18
Jan
2011

Data Protection Reform Strategy: EDPS sets out his vision for the new framework

On 14 January 2011, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued an opinion on the Commission's Communication on the review of the EU legal framework for data protection (*). The Communication is an essential landmark on the way towards a new legal framework that will represent the most important development in the area of EU data protection since the adoption of the EU Data Protection Directive 16 years ago.

14/01/2011
14
Jan
2011

Comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission on "A comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union", OJ C 181/01, 22.06.2011, p.1

See also the text of the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - "A comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union".

11/11/2010
11
Nov
2010

Newsletter Nr. 26

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30/07/2010
30
Jul
2010

Confidentiality of informants' identity

Letter to the European Ombudsman regarding request for access to documents

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29/07/2010
29
Jul
2010

Newsletter Nr. 25

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26/03/2010
26
Mar
2010

IT administrator rights - EIB

Recommendations of the EDPS on a consultation regarding the management of IT administrator access to personal data stored in IT systems and applications

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17/03/2010
17
Mar
2010

EDPS issues Guidelines on Video-surveillance

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued a practical set of Guidelines to European institutions and bodies on how to use video-surveillance responsibly with effective safeguards in place. The Guidelines set out the principles for evaluating the need for resorting to video-surveillance and give guidance on how to conduct it in a way which minimises impact on privacy and other fundamental rights.

03/03/2010
3
Mar
2010

Recording activities - European Economic and Social Committee

Observations of the EDPS regarding the draft regulation on recording activities at the EESC

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04/02/2010
4
Feb
2010

Accident investigation in civil aviation: EDPS insists on ensuring confidentiality of data from persons involved in accidents

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted an opinion on the European Commission's proposal to update the current rules for civil aviation accident investigation (*).

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16/12/2009
16
Dec
2009

Restrictive measures in respect of Somalia, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Korea and Guinea

Opinion on various legislative proposals imposing certain specific restrictive measures in respect of Somalia, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Korea and Guinea, OJ C 73, 23.03.2010, p.1

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08/12/2009
8
Dec
2009

Personal files at ETF

Analysis of the EDPS on a consultation on personal files

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01/10/2009
1
Oct
2009

Right of access

Letter regarding a consultation related to the right of access (Article 13 of Regulation 45/2001)

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23/09/2009
23
Sep
2009

Special ID cards issued by a Member State

Letter regarding a consultation on special ID cards issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for non Portuguese staff

28/07/2009
28
Jul
2009

Restrictive measures in respect of Al Qaida and the Taliban

Opinion on the proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban, OJ C 276, 17.11.2009, p. 1

17/07/2009
17
Jul
2009

Pandemic procedure at ECB

Analysis of the EDPS on a consultation on processing of personal data in the frame of pandemic procedure at ECB (2009-456)

01/07/2009
1
Jul
2009

Eurodac: how to better ensure asylum seekers' rights in practice? Supervision Group issues second inspection report

The Eurodac Supervision Coordination Group has issued a report on their second coordinated inspection of the large-scale database that contains fingerprints of asylum seekers in order to assist asylum procedures in the European Union. The Supervision Group, which is composed of data protection authorities of each of the participating States and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), has investigated how the database has been used in practice over the last two years.

06/05/2009
6
May
2009

Personal data transfers by OLAF

Analysis of the EDPS on a consultation on questions concerning the treatment of personal data transfers by OLAF

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