European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Big step towards coherent enforcement in the digital economy

Thursday, 7 February, 2019

The Federal Competition Authority has issued its decision on the lawfulness of Facebook's data processing. As its q&a document explains, you cannot extricate the interests of consumers, including their rights to privacy and data protection, from the responsibilities of dominant companies under competition law.

Privacy in a Cashless World

Monday, 28 January, 2019

Twice a year the EDPS trainees organise an expert discussion on a topical theme related to data protection. Today’s event looks at digital technology and banking. The EDPS has always supported young generations in developing their appetite for knowledge and deepening their involvement in shaping our future. As EDPS, we are proud to act as a platform for sharing knowledge across generations and we believe we will reap the benefits of this intergenerational cooperation in the near future.

I would like to thank Els Kindt for moderating the conference, and to Carl-Christian Buhr, Jérémie Dubois-Lacoste, Farid Aliyev and Philippe de Koster for taking part in our lively panel discussion.

Our guest blogger today is Joseph, one of our trainees involved in organising the conference and provides here an introduction. He and the team should be proud of their efforts.

New year, new technologies

Friday, 18 January, 2019

Happy new year to you all.

The ‘phoney war’ is coming to an end. The new data protection framework (still not complete, remember, absent updated rules on communications confidentiality!) has applied since May last year, but most people have probably not noticed much change to the way they are treated online, apart from a proliferation of pushy demands for ‘consent’ to accept business as usual.

A new Regulation is born!

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

In my blogpost on the May 2018 EDPS - DPO meeting, I expressed my strong belief that by the time our next meeting took place, the new Regulation for EU institutions and bodies would already be in force. How satisfying it is to see that this is indeed the case!

11/12/2018
11
Dec
2018

EDPS welcomes adoption of new data protection rules for EU institutions

The adoption of new data protection rules for the EU institutions and bodies represents another vital step forward in the development of a comprehensive EU framework for data protection in the digital age, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said today.

What do we learn from Machine Learning?

Monday, 19 November, 2018

The history of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be seen as a sequence of increasing expectations and of frustrating disappointments.

24/10/2018
24
Oct
2018

EDPS welcomes delegates to Brussels 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) welcomed over 1000 delegates to the European Parliament in Brussels this morning to debate digital ethics, as part of the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC).

The urgent case for a new ePrivacy law

Friday, 19 October, 2018

A swarm of misinformation and misunderstanding surrounds the case for revising our rules on the confidentiality of electronic communications, otherwise known as ePrivacy. It’s high time for some honest debunking.

Debating Ethics in the digital age

Friday, 12 October, 2018

Technology is changing how we think, talk and act. How do we decide what is right and wrong in an age of connected people and machines? How do we hold powerful companies and governments to account? How should technology be developed and deployed in areas where the law seems to be silent or disputed? In other words, what is ethics in the digital age?

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