EDPS formal comments on the draft Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Directive (EU) 2010/31 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing an optional common European Union scheme for rating the smart readiness of buildings and the Commission Implementing Regulation detailing the technical modalities for the effective implementation of an optional common Union scheme for rating of smart readiness of buildings.
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.
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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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.
Opinion on the negotiating mandate of an Agreement between the EU and Japan for the transfer and use of Passenger Name Record data
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!