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Transfers of data

Transfers of data

The transfer of personal data outside of the EU is only allowed under certain conditions as set out in Directive 95/46/EC and also in the General Data Protection Regulation which will be fully applicable as of May 2018. If a country is deemed by the European Commission to offer an adequate level of protection, it will be subject to the same rules as an EU Member State, which means that the recipient of the data in that state will not be obliged to take specific measures to allow for the transfer. Transferring data to a country without an adequacy decision requires appropriate safeguards, such as standard contractual clauses or binding corporate rules. Derogations to this rule can be obtained in very specific cases. The European Data Protection Board, of which the EDPS is a member, will provide the Commission with Opinions on this subject.

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10/09/2013
10
Sep
2013

Establishment of rights upon appointment or departure of staff - F4E

Letter on the prior checking notification of the establishment of rights and entitlements upon departure of staff (Case 2013-0728) and the establishment of rights upon recruitment/appointment of staff at Fusion for Energy (Case 2013-0729)

18/07/2013
18
Jul
2013

Investigative Data Consultation Platform - OLAF

Opinion of 18 July 2013 on the notification for prior checking from the Data Protection Officer of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) regarding the Investigative Data Consultation Platform (Case 2012-0280)

04/07/2013
4
Jul
2013

Prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing

Opinion on a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing, and a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on information on the payer accompanying transfers of funds

31/05/2013
31
May
2013

European Union Agency for Law enforcement Cooperation and Training (Europol)

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Law enforcement Cooperation and Training (Europol) and repealing Decisions 2009/371/JHA and 2005/681/JHA

30/05/2013
30
May
2013

Market surveillance

Opinion on the Commission Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on market surveillance of products and amending various legislative instruments of the European Parliament and of the Council

23/04/2013
23
Apr
2013

Drug precursors

Opinion on the Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the Russian Federation on drug precursors

10/04/2013
10
Apr
2013

Civil aviation

Opinion on the Commission Proposal for a Regulation on occurrence reporting in civil aviation and repealing Directive No 2003/42/EC, Commission Regulation (EC) No 1321/2007, Commission Regulation (EC) No 1330/2007 and Article 19 of Regulation (EU) No 996/2010

09/04/2013
9
Apr
2013

Transfer of staff data to Permanent Representations - REA

Answer to a consultation on the transfer of staff data to Permanent Representations of Member States and similar recipients (Case 2013-0147)

09/04/2013
9
Apr
2013

Transfer of staff data to Permanent Representations - Research Executive Agency

Answer to a consultation regarding transfer of staff data to Permanent Representations (Case 2013-0147)

08/04/2013
8
Apr
2013

Transfer of Data to the Scientific Council - ERCEA

Letter regarding a notification for prior-checking on the "Transfer of Data to the Scientific Council" by the ERCEA (Case 2012-0831)

27/03/2013
27
Mar
2013

Insolvency proceedings

Opinion on the Commission proposal for a Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings

15/03/2013
15
Mar
2013

Data Protection Reform Package

Additional EDPS Comments of on the Data Protection Reform Package
 

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Letter of 15 March 2013 to Mr Juan Fernando López AguilarPDF icon
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18/01/2013
18
Jan
2013

Drug precursors

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 273/2004 on drug precursors and the Proposal for a Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 111/2005 laying down rules for the monitoring of trade between the Community and third countries in drug precursors

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

Cloud Computing in Europe

Opinion on the Commission's Communication on "Unleashing the potential of Cloud Computing in Europe"

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09/11/2012
9
Nov
2012

Protection of personal data in New Zealand

EDPS comments concerning the draft Commission Implementing Decision on the adequate protection of personal data in New Zealand pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC

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09/10/2012
9
Oct
2012

Collective management of copyright

Letter to Mr Michel BARNIER, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services concerning proposed Directive on Collective management of copyright

23/07/2012
23
Jul
2012

Données médicales de candidats d'embauche entre les institutions - EC

Réponse concernant le projet de conclusion des Chefs d'Administration relatif au transfert des données médicales de candidats d'embauche entre les institutions (Dossier 2012-0495)

05/07/2012
5
Jul
2012

Inter-institutional exchanges of staff of the language services

Joint Opinion of 5 July 2012 on a notification for Prior Checking received from the Data Protection Officers of the European Commission, the Council, the European Parliament, the European Central Bank, the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union, the European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Court of Auditors regarding the inter-institutional exchanges of staff of the language services of the EU institutions and bodies (Joint cases 2011-0560 and 2011-1029)

11/05/2012
11
May
2012

Union Registry for the trading period commencing on 1 January 2013

Opinion on the Commission Regulation establishing a Union Registry for the trading period commencing on 1 January 2013, and subsequent trading periods, of the Union emissions trading scheme

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