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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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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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17/07/2012
17
Jul
2012

European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - "European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children"

09/07/2012
9
Jul
2012

Simplifying the transfer of motor vehicles registered in another Member State

Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on simplifying the transfer of motor vehicles registered in another Member State within the Single Market

29/06/2012
29
Jun
2012

European Cybercrime Center

Opinion on the Communication from the European Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the establishment of a European Cybercrime Centre

29/06/2012
29
Jun
2012
20/06/2012
20
Jun
2012

2011 Annual Report - A consistent and effective approach to privacy and data protection is needed

2011 was a very productive year, in line with our efforts to ensure consistent and effective protection of privacy and personal data in a fast-changing, interconnected world.In its support of technological advances and economic development, particularly in an age of austerity, it is important that the EU administration does not lose sight of the right of the European citizen to privacy and data protection. Only a joint effort to apply a consistent and effective approach will maintain this fundamental right.

You can obtain a paper version of this Annual Report on EU Bookshop .

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11/06/2012
11
Jun
2012

Smart meters: consumer profiling will track much more than energy consumption if not properly safeguarded, says the EDPS

On Friday 8 June 2012, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted his opinion on the Commission Recommendation on preparations for the roll-out of smart metering systems, which gives guidance to Member States to prepare for the roll-out of these systems.

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08/06/2012
8
Jun
2012

Smart metering systems

Opinion on the Commission Recommendation on preparations for the roll-out of smart metering systems

See also the text of the Commission recommendation on preparations for the roll-out of smart metering systems

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