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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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05/02/2014
5
Feb
2014

Participatory surveillance research project - JRC/IPSC

Opinion of 5 February 2014 on a notification for prior checking received from the Data Protection Officer of the European Commission related to the "Participatory surveillance research project with evacuation exercise at the JRC/IPSC institute" (Case 2012-0824)

18/12/2013
18
Dec
2013

EDPS Inventory 2014: Data Protection at the heart of EU policy

The European Data Protection Supervisor’s (EDPS) 2014 work programme in the area of legislative consultation identifies issues of strategic importance that are likely to be the cornerstones of his consultation work for 2014. The inventory, a strategic planning document also published today, highlights the key areas of focus for 2014.

10/09/2013
10
Sep
2013

Security clearance management - EDA

Letter on the prior checking notifications concerning the management of Facility Security Clearances (FSC) and Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) at the European Defence Agency (Cases 2013-0763 and 2013-0764)

19/06/2013
19
Jun
2013

Security Trustworthiness Check - JRC

Opinion of 19 June 2013 on a notification for Prior Checking received from the Data Protection Officer of the Commission on the Security Trustworthiness Check at the Joint Research Centre Ispra (Case 2012-1090)

17/06/2013
17
Jun
2013

Credible cyber security strategy in the EU needs to be built on privacy and trust

Cyber security is not an excuse for the unlimited monitoring and analysis of the personal information of individuals, said the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today following the publication of his opinion on the EU's strategy on cyber security.

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14/06/2013
14
Jun
2013

Cyber Security Strategy of the European Union: an Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace

Opinion on the Joint Communication of the Commission and of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on a 'Cyber Security Strategy of the European Union: an Open, Safe and Secure  Cyberspace', and on the Commission proposal for a Directive concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union

Joint Communication to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union: An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace

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30/04/2013
30
Apr
2013

Newsletter Nr. 37

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29/04/2013
29
Apr
2013

European Information Exchange Model (EIXM)

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council entitled 'Strengthening law enforcement cooperation in the EU: the European Information Exchange Model (EIXM)

19/03/2013
19
Mar
2013

Security Investigations - Joint Research Centre Petten

Opinion of 19 March 2013 on a notification for Prior Checking received from the Data Protection Officer of the Commission on the Security Investigations at the Joint Research Centre Petten (Case 2012-0782)

10/10/2012
10
Oct
2012

Improving network and information security (NIS) in the EU

EDPS comments on DG Connect's public consultation on improving network and information security (NIS) in the EU

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28/09/2012
28
Sep
2012
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”

25/10/2011
25
Oct
2011

Terrorist Finance Tracking System (TFTS)

Letter to Ms Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Home Affairs

Comments on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions of 13 July 2011: “A European terrorist finance tracking system: Available options”PDF icon
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24/10/2011
24
Oct
2011

Towards an EU Criminal Policy: Ensuring the effective implementation of EU policies through criminal law

EDPS comments on the Communication of European Commission 'Towards an EU Criminal Policy: Ensuring the effective implementation of EU policies through criminal law'

15/04/2011
15
Apr
2011

Newsletter Nr. 28

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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.

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26/01/2011
26
Jan
2011

Newsletter Nr. 27

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20/12/2010
20
Dec
2010

European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

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20/12/2010
20
Dec
2010

EU Internal Security Strategy: "Security and privacy concerns should be equally taken serious" says EDPS

On 17 December 2010, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued an opinion on the Commission's communication on the EU's Internal Security Strategy which aims at targeting the most urgent security threats facing Europe, such as organised crime, terrorism, cybercrime, the management of EU external borders and civil disasters (*).

15/12/2010
15
Dec
2010

Proposal for a Regulation on the marketing and use of explosives precursors

Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation on the marketing and use of explosives precursors

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