European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Transparency

Transparency

The EU institutions and bodies make decisions and adopt legislation that affect the lives of all those living in its Member States. The decisions affecting them must be taken as openly as possible. You have the right to know why, how and who is involved in making these decisions and laws. You also have the fundamental right of access to the documents prepared in these activities.

Similarly, transparency is a core principle in data protection. You have the right to know which of your personal data are collected, used, consulted or otherwise processed and to what extent the personal data are or will be processed.

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16/12/2015
16
Dec
2015

Newsletter Nr. 46

The December 2015 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers the EDPS Opinions on Big Data and Digital Ethics and many other EDPS activities.

27/10/2015
27
Oct
2015

Amsterdam

Amsterdam Declaration on Genetic and Health Data and Data Protection Oversight of Security and IntelligencePDF icon
Resolution on Privacy and International Humanitarian ActionPDF icon
Resolution on Transparency ReportingPDF icon
Resolution on Cooperation with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to PrivacyPDF icon
Resolution on Conference's Strategic Direction (2016-18)PDF icon
30/07/2015
30
Jul
2015

Strategy 2015-2019

This report sets out the Strategy adopted by the EDPS for the period 2015-2019. As data protection affects almost every EU policy area and is a key factor in legitimising and increasing trust in EU policies, the new EDPS Strategy aims to provide a framework through which to promote a culture of data protection in the European institutions. It also promotes the idea of toolkits for policymakers to help them develop innovative solutions to data protection challenges.

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Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS and Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, 2 March 2015
Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS and Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, 2 March 2015
Strategy 2015-2019 - Leading by ExamplePDF icon
Speech by Giovanni ButtarelliPDF icon
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01/06/2015
1
Jun
2015

EU Data Protection Reform: the EDPS meets international civil liberties groups

On Wednesday 27 May 2015, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and international citizens groups discussed the ongoing reform of EU data protection rules. As the EDPS prepares a fresh contribution to assist the EU co-legislator in their trilogue meetings on the reform, the meeting was a valuable occasion to better understand the concerns of citizens.

Video of the meeting

09/02/2015
9
Feb
2015

Newsletter Nr. 44

The February 2015 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers the publication of the new EDPS Strategy 2015-2019, the appointment of the new team of Supervisors at the EDPS and many other EDPS activities.

08/12/2014
8
Dec
2014

EDPS Guidelines on conflicts of interest: data protection strengthens good public administration

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) encourages EU institutions and bodies (EU institutions) to balance transparency in the interests of the public and the data protection rights of individuals when managing the declarations of the conflicts of interest of people working for them. This balancing exercise can strengthen their efforts to foster the trust of the public as well as those who work for them.

25/11/2014
25
Nov
2014

Rebuilding trust in financial services markets: 10 steps for responsible handling of personal information

Data protection can support the European economy, said the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today, following the publication of his Guidelines on data protection in EU financial services regulation.

31/10/2014
31
Oct
2014

Newsletter Nr. 43

The October 2014 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers the upcoming appointment of a new team of EDPS Supervisors, the EDPS Position Paper on international data transfers and many other EDPS activities.

28/10/2014
28
Oct
2014

Shareholders Rights Directive

Opinion on the Commission Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement and certain elements of the corporate governance statement

23/07/2014
23
Jul
2014

Single-member private limited liability companies

Opinion on the Commission Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on single-member private limited liability companies

12/03/2014
12
Mar
2014

Protection of undisclosed know-how and business information

Opinion on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure    

22/11/2013
22
Nov
2013

Guidelines for reuse of public sector information (PSI)

EDPS Comments in response to the public consultation on the planned guidelines on recommended standard licences, datasets and charging for the reuse of public sector information initiated by the European Commission

25/10/2013
25
Oct
2013
11/07/2013
11
Jul
2013

Community trade mark

Opinion on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (recast) and the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Community trade mark

28/06/2013
28
Jun
2013
30/04/2013
30
Apr
2013
27/03/2013
27
Mar
2013

European company law and corporate governance

Letter on the Action Plan: European company law and corporate governance - a modern legal framework for more engaged shareholders and sustainable companies

27/02/2013
27
Feb
2013
25/01/2013
25
Jan
2013

Factsheet 2 - Transparency in the EU administration: Your right to access documents

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The European institutions and bodies make decisions and adopt legislation that affect the lives of all citizens in European Member States. As a citizen you have the right to know why, how and who is involved in making these decisions and laws. Factsheet 4 explains your right of access to the documents prepared in these activities.

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13/12/2012
13
Dec
2012

Statute and funding of European political parties

Opinion of 13 December 2012 the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Proposal for a Regulation on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations

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