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The EU as a whole and its individual Member States are facing new, varied and complex security threats which are more international and increasingly cross-border in nature. Several legal, and practical tools have been put in place to fight terrorism and cross-border crime. In particular, information exchanges and operational cooperation between law enforcement authorities have been strengthened.

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18/03/2020
18
Mar
2020

2019 Annual Report - a year of transition

2019 could be described as a year of transition, across Europe and the world.  With new legislation on data protection in the EU now in place, the greatest challenge moving into 2020 and beyond is to ensure that this legislation produces the promised results. Awareness of the issues surrounding data protection and privacy, and the importance of protecting these fundamental rights, is at an all-time high and this momentum cannot be allowed to decline.

This Annual Report provides an insight into all EDPS activities in 2019, which was the last year of a five-year EDPS mandate. EDPS activities therefore focused on consolidating the achievements of previous years, assessing the progress made and starting to define priorities for the future.

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03/12/2019
3
Dec
2019

Leading by Example: EDPS 2015-2019

This report provides an overview of the activities carried out by the EDPS from 2015-2019. In particular, it focuses on how the EDPS has worked towards implementing the objectives set out in the EDPS Strategy 2015-2019, which relate to digitisation, global partnerships and the modernisation of data protection. This involved not only contributing historical pieces of legislation, such as the General Data Protection Regulation and Regulation 2018/1725, but also bringing the concepts of ethics and accountability to the forefront of data protection discourse and application.

 

 

 

 

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25/10/2019
25
Oct
2019

EU-Japan Passenger Name Record Data Agreement

Opinion on the negotiating mandate of an Agreement between the EU and Japan for the transfer and use of Passenger Name Record data

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24/07/2019
24
Jul
2019

Stay cool this summer - 11 tips to be secure online on holiday

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Summer holidays are a chance to relax, but they can be a source of high stress themselves if you are not safe online. To help with this, the European Data Protection Supervisor has created a simple guide of 11 tips to help you stay secure while using your computer, smartphone and tablet – and in a sunny mood!

10/07/2019
10
Jul
2019

The risk-based approach under the data protection reform

EDPS Podcast on the risk-based approach under the data protection reform.

Our guest  is Dr. Raphael Gellert, researcher at Tilburg University

Listen to the podcast here.

19/03/2019
19
Mar
2019

Formal comments of the EDPS on the conditions for accessing other EU information systems for ETIAS purposes

Formal comments of the EDPS on two proposals to establish the conditions for accessing other EU information systems for ETIAS purposes

13/02/2019
13
Feb
2019

Formal comments of the EDPS on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online

Formal comments of the EDPS on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online.

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19/09/2018
19
Sep
2018

Selection of confidential counsellors and informal procedures for cases of harassment

Prior-checking Opinion regarding the selection of confidential counsellors and informal procedures for cases of harassment at EIF (EDPS cases 2017-1042 and 2017-1043)

18/09/2018
18
Sep
2018

Security clearance procedure - ESA

Prior Checking Opinion on security clearance procedure at the EFTA Surveillance Authority (Case 2017-1004)

10/08/2018
10
Aug
2018

Security of identity cards of Union citizens

EDPS Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation strengthening the security of identity cards of Union citizens and other documents

25/04/2018
25
Apr
2018

Conduct of investigations - Council

Prior Checking Opinion regarding the conduct of investigations by the Security Office of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union (Case 2017-0216)

15/12/2017
15
Dec
2017

Cybersecurity Package

EDPS formal comments in response to the 'Cybersecurity Package' adopted by the Commission

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Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
27
Sep
2017

Newsletter (N°
53
)

In the September 2017 edition of the EDPS Newsletter we cover the EDPS Opinion on the digital single gateway, the investigation of complaints relating to medical data and the latest developments in privacy engineering.
07/11/2016
7
Nov
2016

Privacy in an age of hyperconnectivity

Keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli to the Privacy and Security Conference 2016, Rust am Neusiedler See, Austria

22/09/2016
22
Sep
2016

Migration, security and fundamental rights: A critical challenge for the EU

As the EU searches for the best approach to secure its borders, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said that citizens must be assured that the proposals put forward are effective, but that they also respect data protection laws.

12/09/2016
12
Sep
2016

Management of incident reports - ECJ

Prior checking opinion concerning the management of incidents reports within the Court of Justice (Case 2013-0786)

01/07/2016
1
Jul
2016

Newsletter Nr. 48

The July 2016 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers the EDPS Opinion on Privacy Shield, the 2015 Annual Report, the EDPS Accountability Initiative and many other EDPS activities.

19/05/2016
19
May
2016

New Regulation boosts the roles of EDPS and Europol

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Giovanni Buttarelli and the Director of the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), Rob Wainwright, welcomed the recent adoption by the European Parliament of the new Regulation on Europol.

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21/04/2016
21
Apr
2016

Counterterrorism and Data Privacy: A European Perspective

Speech given by Giovanni Buttarelli to the symposium on Governing Intelligence: Transnational Approaches to Oversight and Security, hosted by the Center on Law and Security and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, New York

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