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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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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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22/01/2013
22
Jan
2013

Strategy 2013-2014

This report sets out the Strategy for the Period 2013-2014 adopted by the EDPS. Although this is a two-year strategy, it aims to lay longer-term foundations. The purpose of this strategy is to enable us to fulfil our commitments towards citizens and the EU institutions and bodies in a challenging and continuously evolving environment. With this report we also inform our stakeholders on how we will carry out our activities.

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From the left: Peter Hustinx, EDPS, Viviane Reding, European Commission Vice-President, Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Giovanni Buttarelli, Assistant EDPS. 22 January 2013. © EC
From the left: Peter Hustinx, EDPS, Viviane Reding, European Commission Vice-President, Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Giovanni Buttarelli, Assistant EDPS. 22 January 2013. © EC
Strategy 2013-2014 - Towards excellence in data protectionPDF icon
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12/12/2012
12
Dec
2012

Newsletter Nr. 35

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23/11/2012
23
Nov
2012

European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation establishing the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps

16/11/2012
16
Nov
2012

EDPS: responsibility in the Cloud should not be up in the air

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted his opinion on the Commission Communication on "Unleashing the potential of Cloud Computing in Europe" in which the Commission proposes key actions and policy steps to speed up the use of cloud computing services in Europe. The EDPS Opinion not only reacts to the Communication but also highlights the data protection challenges created by cloud computing and how the proposed Data Protection Regulation will tackle them when the reformed rules come into effect.

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26/10/2012
26
Oct
2012

Punta del Este

Resolution on Cloud ComputingPDF icon
Resolution on the future of privacyPDF icon
Uruguay Declaration on profilingPDF icon
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10/10/2012
10
Oct
2012

Deposit of the historical archives of the institutions at the European University Institute in Florence

Opinion on the Commission Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EEC/Euratom) No 354/83, as regards the deposit of the historical archives of the institutions at the European University Institute in Florence

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27/09/2012
27
Sep
2012

Electronic Trust Services

Opinion on the Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on trust and confidence in electronic transactions in the internal market (Electronic Trust Services Regulation)

13/09/2012
13
Sep
2012

Illegal content hosted by online intermediaries

EDPS comments on DG MARKT's public consultation on procedures for notifying and acting on illegal content hosted by online intermediaries

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