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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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13/04/2012
13
Apr
2012

EU-Canada Agreement on supply chain security

Opinion on the Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Canada with respect to matters related to supply chain security

07/03/2012
7
Mar
2012

EDPS applauds strengthening of the right to data protection in Europe, but still regrets the lack of comprehensiveness

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted his Opinion on the proposed package for a reform of the EU rules on data protection. This package was adopted by the Commission on 25 January 2012 and includes a Regulation with general rules on data protection and a Directive with specific data protection rules for the law enforcement sector.

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

See also the text of the proposal 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

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

See also the text of the Proposal for a Regularion of the European Parliament and of the Council on insider dealing and market manipulation (market abuse)

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

 

10/02/2012
10
Feb
2012

Review of EU financial markets legislation has a significant impact on data protection

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today published a package of four opinions on Commission proposals for the reform of the financial sector in the EU. The four proposals all concern monitoring of financial data, which has a significant impact on the fundamental right to protection of personal data.

09/02/2012
9
Feb
2012

EU-US Joint Customs Cooperation

Opinion on the Proposal for a Council decision on a Union position within the EU-US Joint Customs Cooperation Committee regarding mutual recognition of the Authorised Economic Operator Programme of the European Union and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program of the United States, OJ C 160/01,  06.06. 2012,  p.1

 

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)

27/01/2012
27
Jan
2012

Administrative Cooperation in the field of Excise Duties

Opinion on the Proposal for a Council Regulation on Administrative Cooperation in the field of Excise Duties, OJ C 74/1, 13.3.2012, p1

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.

14/12/2011
14
Dec
2011

Common Agricultural Policy after 2013

Opinion on the legal proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy after 2013, OJ C 35/01, 09.02.2012, p.1

See also the text of the 'Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy'

See also the text of the 'Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)'

See also the text of the 'Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)'

See also the text of the 'Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy'

09/12/2011
9
Dec
2011

Use and transfer of Passenger Name Records to the United States Department of Homeland Security

Opinion of 9 December 2011 on the Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the use and transfer of Passenger Name Records to the United States Department of Homeland Security, OJ C 35/03, 09.02.2012, p.16

See also the text of the "Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the use and transfer of Passenger Name Records to the United States Department of Homeland Security".

 

09/12/2011
9
Dec
2011

Use and transfer of Passenger Name Records to the United States Department of Homeland Security

Opinion on the Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the use and transfer of Passenger Name Records to the United States Department of Homeland Security, OJ C 35/03, 09.02.2012, p.16

See also the text of the "Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the use and transfer of Passenger Name Records to the United States Department of Homeland Security".

 

28/10/2011
28
Oct
2011

Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy

Opinion on the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 404/2011 of 8 April 2011 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy, OJ C 37/01 , 10.02.2012, p.1

 

25/10/2011
25
Oct
2011

Terrorist Finance Tracking System (TFTS)

Letter to Ms Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Home Affairs

Comments on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions of 13 July 2011: “A European terrorist finance tracking system: Available options”PDF icon
12/10/2011
12
Oct
2011

Customs enforcement of intellectual property rights

Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning customs enforcement of intellectual property rights, OJ C 363/01, 13.12.2011, p1

19/09/2011
19
Sep
2011

European statistics on safety from crime

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European statistics on safety from crime, OJ C 343/01, 23.11.2011, p.1

See also the text of the "Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European statistics on safety from crime".

15/07/2011
15
Jul
2011

PNR - Australia

Opinion on the Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Union and Australia on the processing and transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data by air carriers to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, OJ C 322/01, 23.12.2011, p.1

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