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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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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

See also the text of the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments and amending Regulation [EMIR] on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories

 

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. This trend affects every single one of us, so it is crucially important for the EU as a whole and for the activities of the EU administration." Peter Hustinx, EDPS

Full text of the Annual Report:PDF icon
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.

This is due to a number of key developments: the entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty, ensuring a strong legal basis for comprehensive data protection in all areas of EU policy; the start of a public consultation on the future of the EU legal framework for data protection; and the adoption of a new five-year policy programme for the area of freedom, security and justice ("Stockholm Programme") with the emphasis on the importance of data protection in this area.

The EDPS has been highly involved in these fields and is determined to pursue this course in the near future. 

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

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

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