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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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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

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.

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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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18/04/2012
18
Apr
2012

Open-Data Package

Opinion on the 'Open-Data Package' of the European Commission including a Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2003/98/EC on re-use of public sector information (PSI)

More information on  re-use of public service information

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18/04/2012
18
Apr
2012

EDPS calls for data protection safeguards before public sector information containing personal data can be re-used

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted his opinion on the Commission's Open Data Package, which includes a series of measures to facilitate a wider and innovative re-use of public sector information (PSI). The opinion highlights the need for specific safeguards for data protection whenever PSI contains personal data. It recommends that public sector bodies take a 'proactive approach' when making personal data available for re-use.

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13/02/2012
13
Feb
2012

EDPS outlines lack of compliance of several EU institutions and bodies with Video-Surveillance Guidelines

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued today a Follow-up Report outlining the status of compliance of European institutions and bodies with the Video-Surveillance Guidelines issued by the EDPS in March 2010.

10/02/2012
10
Feb
2012

Markets in financial instruments

Opinion on the Commission proposals for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments repealing Directive 2004/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Recast), and for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments and amending Regulation on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories, OJ C 147/01 25.05.2012, p1

10/02/2012
10
Feb
2012

Insider dealing and market manipulation

Opinion on the Commission proposals for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on insider dealing and market manipulation, and for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on criminal sanctions for insider dealing and market manipulation

See also the text of the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on criminal sanctions for insider dealing and market manipulation

10/02/2012
10
Feb
2012

Access to the activity of credit institutions

Opinion on the Commission proposals for a Directive on the access to the activity of credit institutions and the prudential supervision of credit institutions and investment firms, and for a Regulation on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms

See also the text of the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investement firms

10/02/2012
10
Feb
2012

Credit rating agencies

Opinion on the Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies, OJ C 139/02 15.05.2012, p6

See also the text of the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies

08/02/2012
8
Feb
2012

European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR)

EDPS comments on the Commission proposal for establishing the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR)

10/01/2012
10
Jan
2012

EDPS Inventory 2012 of legislative consultations: a challenging year ahead for data protection in the EU

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today sets out his priorities for 2012 in the area of legislative consultation by publishing his strategic planning document, the Inventory. Here, the EDPS identifies issues of strategic importance that will form the cornerstones of his consultation work for 2012, while not neglecting the importance of other legislative procedures where data protection is concerned.

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27/10/2011
27
Oct
2011
27/10/2011
27
Oct
2011

EDPS comments on a proposal for a Directive on energy efficiency

Letter to Mr Günther H. Oettinger, Commissioner for Energy on a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy efficiency and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy efficiency and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/ECPDF icon
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17/10/2011
17
Oct
2011

Common basic standards on civil aviation security

Comments on the draft proposals for a Commission Regulation and for a Commission implementing Regulation on common basic standards on civil aviation security as regards the use of security scanners at EU airports.

07/10/2011
7
Oct
2011

Net neutrality

Opinion on net neutrality, traffic management and the protection of privacy and personal data, OJ C 34/01, 08.02.2012, p.1

25/07/2011
25
Jul
2011

Fingerprint recognition study of children below the age of 12 years

Opinion of 25 July 2011 on a notification for prior checking related to the "Fingerprint recognition study of children below the age of 12 years" (Case 2011-0209)

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21/06/2011
21
Jun
2011

Energy market integrity and transparency

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy market integrity and transparency, OJ C 279/03, 23.09.2011, p.20

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15/06/2011
15
Jun
2011

2010 Annual Report - An increased effort is required to ensure effective data protection in practice

"The Annual Report clearly shows that 2010 has been a very busy, dynamic, but also very productive year for everyone at the EDPS and for data protection in general. This is fully in line with the need to increase our efforts to ensure a more effective protection of privacy and personal data in a changing world which is increasingly global, Internet driven and dependent on the wide spread use of ICTs in all areas of life.

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