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Surveillance

Les progrès technologiques au cours des dernières décennies ont rendu les techniques de surveillance, de suivi et de profilage plus faciles, moins coûteuses et plus précises. Par conséquent, la surveillance s’est accrue tant dans le secteur public (aux fins de l’application des lois et de la sécurité publique, par exemple) que dans le secteur privé (pour une publicité ciblée, par exemple). Ces pratiques peuvent avoir une incidence profonde sur la façon dont les personnes pensent et agissent, ainsi que sur d’autres droits personnels (tels que la liberté d’expression ou d’association).

Toute forme de surveillance constitue une intrusion en ce qui concerne les droits fondamentaux à la protection des données à caractère personnel et le droit à la protection de la vie privée. Elle doit être prévue par la loi et être nécessaire et proportionnée.

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21
Jan
2020

EDPS-Civil Society Summit 2020

The EDPS-Civil society summit is an annual meeting between the EDPS and civil society organisations organized to discuss the state of data protection and privacy in the EU.

The 2020 edition will focus on a number of issues relating facial recognition, biometric surveillance technologies and its effects on activists
in the EU.

The Summit is part of Privacy Camp 2020.

Register here.

You can follow the event on our Twitter account and participate in the conversation using the hashtag #PrivacyCamp20.

21
Mar
2018

Veille sur les réseaux sociaux - BCE

Avis de contrôle préalable sur «Le traitement de données dans le cadre de la veille sur les réseaux sociaux» à la Banque centrale européenne (BCE) (Dossier 2017-1052)

19
Mar
2018

2017 Annual Report - Data Protection and Privacy in 2018: going beyond the GDPR

The GDPR is an outstanding achievement for the EU, its legislators and stakeholders, but the EU's work to ensure that data protection goes digital is far from finished. The majority of the world population now has access to the internet, while tech giants now represent the six highest valued companies in the world. With this in mind, in 2017 the EDPS issued advice to the legislator on the new ePrivacy Regulation, as well as pursuing his own initiatives relating to the Digital Clearinghouse and Digital Ethics, the latter of which will be the main topic of discussion at the 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, co-hosted by the EDPS.

Finalising and implementing a revised version of the current legislation governing data protection in the EU institutions and bodies as soon as possible is also a priority, if the EU is to remain a credible and effective leader in the protection of individuals' rights. The EDPS intends to exercise the powers granted to him in the revised Regulation efficiently and responsibly, in order to ensure that the EU's institutions and bodies set an example for the rest of the EU to follow. For this reason, the EDPS has invested a lot of effort in preparing the EU institutions for the new rules and will continue to do so throughout 2018.  

In 2017, the EDPS also contributed to ongoing discussions on the Privacy Shield and on the free flow of data in trade agreements, which will remain on the EU and EDPS agenda throughout 2018. With the fight against terrorism still a pressing concern for the EU, the EDPS continues to advocate the need to find a balance between security and privacy in the processing of personal data by law enforcement authorities. As the new data protection supervisor for Europol, the EU’s police authority, he is determined to ensure that the EU sets an example in achieving this balance.

 

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13
Oct
2017

Système de vidéosurveillance - CESE et Cdr

Avis de contrôle préalable concernant le système de vidéosurveillance du Comité économique et social européen et du Comité des régions (dossier du CEPD 2017-0662)

The Opinion regards the rather sophisticated video-surveillance system of the European Economic Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. In the light of the EDPS Guidelines on Video-surveillance and against the background of a data protection impact assessment conducted, it contains recommendations on covert surveillance (concealed cameras), the collection of special categories of data and applicable retention periods.

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23
Sep
2016

Données massives

Avis du CEPD sur une application cohérente des droits fondamentaux à l’ère des données massives (Big Data)

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