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Technologies

As new technologies emerge and are integrated into our lives (internet of things, for instance) new uses of personal data evolve. Together with growth in computing and detection capabilities, in the field of biometrics for instance, these evolutions raise legitimate concerns about the protection of privacy and personal data.

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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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Annual Management Plan 2019 Summary - Promoting a new culture of data protectionPDF icon
02/07/2015
2
Jul
2015

2014 Annual Report - EU Data Protection Reform: a historic opportunity for Europe

2014 was a year of transition for the EDPS, marked by the delayed selection and appointment of a new Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor. Despite the resulting uncertainty, the EDPS under the calm authority and tireless efforts of Peter Hustinx, whose 10-year tenure as EDPS drew to a close in 2014, continued to make significant progress in mainstreaming data protection in EU policymaking.

Building on this legacy, the EDPS' priorities for 2015, as part of the five year strategy of the dynamic team of new Supervisors, is to help the EU to speak with one voice on data protection to uphold the rights and interests of the individual in our digitalised society. To this end, the adoption of the data protection reform will be a significant milestone for Europe and an important message to the rest of the world.

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
23/06/2015
23
Jun
2015

mHealth at General Assembly of Association Internationale de la Mutualité

Speaking notes from the speech of Wojciech Wiewiórowski on mHealth given at General Assembly of Association Internationale de la Mutualité, Liège, Belgium

22/05/2015
22
May
2015

Healthcare on the move

Mobile technology is revolutionising the healthcare market, offering opportunities to benefit the global population with a variety of healthcare needs, said the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) following the publication of his Opinion on Mobile Health (mHealth). However, as a society we should take care to identify and support solutions which first and foremost serve individuals and respect their choices.

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21/05/2015
21
May
2015

Mobile health

Opinion on Mobile Health - Reconciling technological innovation with data protection  

28/04/2015
28
Apr
2015

Cybersecurity and Privacy Innovation Forum 2015

Keynote address by Giovanni Buttarelli given at the Cybersecurity and Privacy Innovation Forum 2015, Brussels

09/02/2015
9
Feb
2015

Newsletter Nr. 44

The February 2015 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers the publication of the new EDPS Strategy 2015-2019, the appointment of the new team of Supervisors at the EDPS and many other EDPS activities.

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26/11/2014
26
Nov
2014

Drones

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on “A new era for aviation - Opening the aviation market to the civil use of remotely piloted aircraft systems in a safe and sustainable manner”

31/10/2014
31
Oct
2014

Newsletter Nr. 43

The October 2014 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers the upcoming appointment of a new team of EDPS Supervisors, the EDPS Position Paper on international data transfers and many other EDPS activities.

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13/10/2014
13
Oct
2014

Processing of leave and flexitime - EBA

Letter regarding the prior checking notification concerning "Processing of leave and flexitime" (EBA) (case 2014-0496)

Follow-up of 21 April 2015 regarding the prior checking notification concerning "Processing of leave and flexitime" (EBA)PDF icon
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05/09/2014
5
Sep
2014

European e-Justice Portal

Opinion on the Commission Decision on the protection of personal data in the European e-Justice Portal

08/04/2014
8
Apr
2014

Newsletter Nr. 41

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01/04/2014
1
Apr
2014

2013 Annual report - A single set of rules for all: EU Data Protection Reform can support businesses and protect citizens

In 2013, in the context of his consultation work advising on new legislative measures, the review of the EU legal framework for data protection continued to be at the top of the EDPS agenda and will remain a priority in 2014. The Digital Agenda and the privacy risks of new technologies were also significant features of 2013.

The implementation of the Stockholm programme in the area of freedom, security and justice and issues in the internal market, such as financial sector reform, and in public health and consumer affairs, also had an impact on data protection. The EDPS also increased his cooperation with other supervisory authorities, particularly with regard to large-scale IT systems.

In the supervision of EU institutions and bodies, when processing personal data, the EDPS interacted with more data protection officers in more institutions and bodies in 2013 than ever before. In addition, a number of EDPS surveys revealed that most EU institutions and bodies, including many agencies, have made good progress in complying with the data protection Regulation, although there are still some which should increase their efforts.

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20/02/2014
20
Feb
2014

Rebuilding Trust in EU-US Data Flows

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on "Rebuilding Trust in EU-US Data Flows" and on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on "the Functioning of the Safe Harbour from the Perspective of EU Citizens and Companies Established in the EU"    

20/12/2013
20
Dec
2013

Newsletter Nr. 40

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22/11/2013
22
Nov
2013

Guidelines for reuse of public sector information (PSI)

EDPS Comments in response to the public consultation on the planned guidelines on recommended standard licences, datasets and charging for the reuse of public sector information initiated by the European Commission

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30/08/2013
30
Aug
2013

Preparing for a Fully Converged Audiovisual World: Growth, Creation and Values

EDPS formal comments on the Commission Green Paper: 'Preparing for a Fully Converged Audiovisual World: Growth, Creation and Values’

18/07/2013
18
Jul
2013

Entry/Exit System (EES) and Registered Traveller Programme (RTP)

Opinion on the Proposals for a Regulation establishing an Entry/Exit System (EES) and a Regulation establishing a Registered Traveller Programme (RTP)

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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

29/05/2013
29
May
2013

2012 Annual report - 'Smart, sustainable, inclusive Europe' : only with stronger and more effective data protection

In the course of 2012, we once again set new benchmarks in different areas of activity. In the supervision of EU institutions and bodies, when processing personal data, we interacted with more data protection officers in more institutions and bodies than ever before. In addition, we saw the effects of our new enforcement policy: most EU institutions and bodies, including many agencies, are making good progress in complying with the Data Protection Regulation, although there are still some which should increase their efforts.

In the consultation of new legislative measures, we issued a record number of opinions on a wide range of subjects. The Review of the EU legal framework for data protection was at the top of our agenda. However, the implementation of the Stockholm programme in the area of freedom, security and justice and the Digital Agenda, as well as issues in the internal market, such as financial sector reform and in public health and consumer affairs, also had an impact on data protection. We also increased our cooperation with other supervisory authorities.

You can get a paper version of this Annual Report from the EU Bookshop.

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