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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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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

18/03/2016
18
Mar
2016

Securing Europe’s Rights and Borders

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) says he supports the EU’s efforts to manage migration and reinforce internal security and offers his advice on the data protection implications of the EU’s recent proposal regarding the management of its external borders. In his Opinion on the proposed European Border and Coast Guard Regulation, he outlines his recommendations to make the proposal clearer and more workable.

07/01/2016
7
Jan
2016

Priorities for 2016: The EDPS as an advisor to the EU Institutions

As 2015 drew to a close, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published his Priorities for the policy and consultation activities of the organisation for 2016.

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15/12/2015
15
Dec
2015

Intrusive surveillance technologies

Dissemination and use of intrusive surveillance technologies

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15/12/2015
15
Dec
2015

EDPS issues an alert on intrusive surveillance

Today, as the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published his Opinion on Intrusive surveillance technology, he said he was issuing an alert about the risks posed by the unregulated growing market for the selling, distribution and (dual) use of spyware.

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28/10/2015
28
Oct
2015

EDPS recommendations on the Directive for data protection in the police and justice sectors

A further step towards comprehensive EU data protection, EDPS recommendations on the Directive for data protection in the police and justice sectors

Annex - Comparative table of Directive texts with EDPS recommendationsPDF icon
27/10/2015
27
Oct
2015

Amsterdam

Amsterdam Declaration on Genetic and Health Data and Data Protection Oversight of Security and IntelligencePDF icon
Resolution on Privacy and International Humanitarian ActionPDF icon
Resolution on Transparency ReportingPDF icon
Resolution on Cooperation with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to PrivacyPDF icon
Resolution on Conference's Strategic Direction (2016-18)PDF icon
24/09/2015
24
Sep
2015

Passenger Name Record

Second Opinion on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the use of Passenger Name Record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime

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30/07/2015
30
Jul
2015

Strategy 2015-2019

This report sets out the Strategy adopted by the EDPS for the period 2015-2019. As data protection affects almost every EU policy area and is a key factor in legitimising and increasing trust in EU policies, the new EDPS Strategy aims to provide a framework through which to promote a culture of data protection in the European institutions. It also promotes the idea of toolkits for policymakers to help them develop innovative solutions to data protection challenges.

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Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS and Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, 2 March 2015
Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS and Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, 2 March 2015
Strategy 2015-2019 - Leading by ExamplePDF icon
Speech by Giovanni ButtarelliPDF icon
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