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European Data Protection Supervisor

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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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06/05/2011
6
May
2011

Interconnection of central, commercial and companies registers

Opinion on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 89/666/EEC, 2005/56/EC and 2009/101/EC as regards the interconnection of central, commercial and companies registers, OJ C 220/01, 26.07.2011, p.1

15/04/2011
15
Apr
2011
01/02/2011
1
Feb
2011

Turbine (TrUsted Revocable Biometric IdeNtitiEs)

Opinion on a research project funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for Research and Technology Development - Turbine (TrUsted Revocable Biometric IdeNtitiEs)

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20/12/2010
20
Dec
2010

European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

15/12/2010
15
Dec
2010

EURODAC

Opinion on the establishment of 'EURODAC' for the comparison of fingerprints

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03/12/2010
3
Dec
2010

2009 Annual Report - A year of major importance for the fundamental right to data protection

The report shows that 2009 was of major importance for the fundamental right to data protection.

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
06/10/2010
6
Oct
2010

Public consultation on open Internet and net neutrality in Europe - EC

Letter and comments concerning DG INFSO's public consultation on open Internet and net neutrality in Europe (Case 2010-0645)

30/09/2010
30
Sep
2010

Information management in the area of freedom, security and justice: EDPS welcomes the overview as a first step in the evaluation process

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued an opinion on the Commission's communication of 20 July 2010 (*) providing a comprehensive overview of EU instruments that regulate the collection, storage or cross-border exchange of personal data for law enforcement or migration management purposes (Schengen Information System, EURODAC and Prüm Decision on DNA data exchange are examples of those instruments).

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01/07/2010
1
Jul
2010

Use of Security Scanners at EU airports

Comments on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the Use of Security Scanners at EU airports

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the Use of Security Scanners at EU airports, 15 June 2010

29/04/2010
29
Apr
2010

Prague, 29-30 April 2010

Resolution on the envisaged agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on data protection standards in the area of police and judicial co-operation in criminal mattersPDF icon
Resolution on future development of data protection and privacyPDF icon
Resolution on the use of body scanners for airport security purposesPDF icon
Resolution on the set up of joint actions of awareness and education of youngsters at a European and international levelPDF icon
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21/04/2010
21
Apr
2010

Citizens' initiative

Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the citizens' initiative

See also the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the citizens’ initiative

18/03/2010
18
Mar
2010

Promoting trust in the Information Society

Opinion on promoting trust in the Information Society by fostering data protection and privacy

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07/10/2009
7
Oct
2009

Law enforcement access to EURODAC

Opinion on the proposals regarding law enforcement access to EURODAC

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24/09/2009
24
Sep
2009

2008 Annual Report - First mandate concludes with substantial progress in data protection compliance

This Report, which covers 2008 as the fourth full year of activity of the EDPS, concludes the first EDPS mandate and provides an opportunity to take stock of developments since the start.

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10/07/2009
10
Jul
2009

"Stockholm Programme" - An Area of freedom, security and justice serving the citizen

Opinion on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on an Area of freedom, security and justice serving the citizen, OJ C 276, 17.11.2009, p. 8

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18/02/2009
18
Feb
2009

Asylum: Eurodac regulation

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation concerning the establishment of 'Eurodac' for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of Regulation (EC) No [.../...][establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person] (COM(2008)825), OJ C 229, 23.09.2009, p. 6

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09/01/2009
9
Jan
2009

Second opinion on ePrivacy

Second opinion on the review of Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications), OJ C 128, 06.06.2009, p. 28

17/10/2008
17
Oct
2008

Strasbourg

Resolution on childrens' online privacyPDF icon
Resolution to explore establishing an International Privacy/Data Protection Day or WeekPDF icon
Resolution on the urgent need for protecting privacy in a borderless worldPDF icon
Resolution on Privacy Protection in Social Network ServicesPDF icon
22/09/2008
22
Sep
2008

Transparency of debtors' assets

Opinion on the Commission Green paper on the effective enforcement of judgements in the European Union: the transparency of debtors' assets - COM(2008) 128 final, OJ C 20, 27.01.2009, p. 1

COM(2008) 128 final of 06.03.2008PDF icon
15/05/2008
15
May
2008

2007 Annual Report - Enhanced data protection needs to be delivered in practice

The report runs through the main features of the EDPS activities in 2007, notably with regard to his supervisory and consultative tasks.
The report highlights a considerable increase in the number of prior-checks relating to processing operations of personal data in Community institutions and bodies. The EDPS also gave further effect to his advisory role on new EU legislative proposals having an impact on data protection with the publication of 12 opinions. 

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Press release:PDF icon

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