European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing

The aim of whistleblowing is to shine the light on corruption by providing safe channels for staff or other informants to report unethical behaviour in the workplace. Such procedures require the processing of sensitive personal information relating to suspected wrongdoers, whistle-blowers, and other parties, such as witnesses. EU institutions and bodies are obliged to have clear whistleblowing procedures in place. The obligation is placed upon them by the EU Staff Regulations, which state that officials who become aware of a possible illegal activity should report it without delay. Due to the specificity of this procedure and risks imposed on the persons involved, the protection of their personal data is of the utmost importance.


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31/03/2016
31
Mar
2016

Whistleblowing Procedure - Fusion for Energy

Prior Checking Opinion on "Whistleblowing Procedure at the Fusion for Energy" (Case 2016-0087)

07/01/2016
7
Jan
2016

Opinion on the whistleblowing procedure - EESC

Prior checking opinion regarding internal rules concerning whistleblowing of the European Economic and Social Committee (Case 2015-1090)

29/09/2015
29
Sep
2015

Whistleblowing Procedure - European Fisheries Control Agency

Opinion on a notification for prior checking regarding the whistleblowing procedure at the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) (Case 2015-0569)

15/09/2015
15
Sep
2015

Whistleblowing procedure - Council

Opinion on a notification for prior checking regarding the whistleblowing procedure at the Council of the European Union (Case 2015-0349)

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.

04/12/2014
4
Dec
2014

Whistleblowing Procedure - EO

Opinion on a notification for prior checking received from the Data Protection Officer of the European Ombudsman (EO) regarding the European Ombudsman's Whistleblowing Procedure (Case 2014-0828)

30/10/2014
30
Oct
2014

Processing of personal data related to OLAF cases - TEN-T EA

Opinion on Prior checking notification of the processing of personal data related to OLAF cases (Case 2013-0757)

25/02/2014
25
Feb
2014

EDPS Guidelines on the Rights of Individuals: data protection is essential to good public administration

As part of the action plan laid out in his Strategy 2013-2014 to provide guidance to the EU administration, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has published Guidelines on the Rights of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data.

30/01/2014
30
Jan
2014

DEVCO IT-tool (DEVIT)

Opinion of 30 January 2014 on a notification for Prior Checking received from the Data Protection Officer of the European Commission regarding the DEVCO IT-tool (DEVIT) (Case 2013-1230)

20/12/2013
20
Dec
2013
28/10/2013
28
Oct
2013

Whistleblowing Procedures - TEN-T EA

Opinion of 28 October 2013 on a notification for Prior Checking received from the Data Protection Officer of the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA) on a Whistleblowing Procedures (Case 2013-0916)

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)

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.

18/04/2011
18
Apr
2011

EDPS opinion on EU Financial Regulation: EU budget needs clear rules on transparency, also to protect individuals' personal data

On 15 April 2011, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted an opinion on the Commission's proposal aimed at revising the financial rules applicable to the annual budget of the European Union ("EU Financial Regulation"). The proposal covers several matters which involve the processing of personal data by the EU institutions and by entities at Member State level.

15/04/2011
15
Apr
2011

Financial rules applicable to the annual budget of the Union

Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financial rules applicable to the annual budget of the Union, OJ C 215/05, 21.07.2011, p.13

27/10/2006
27
Oct
2006

Investigations conducted by OLAF

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No. 1073/1999 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), JO C 91, 26.04.2007, p. 1

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