European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

AI and Facial Recognition: Challenges and Opportunities

Friday, 21 February, 2020

We know that a substantial amount of data is processed to fuel and improve the machine learning algorithms at the heart of Artificial Intelligence (AI). And we are aware of the rapidly increasing precision and capabilities of ubiquitous surveillance equipment.

The AI Conundrum: Governance and Supervision

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020

If you believe everything you read in the papers or see in films, artificial intelligence (AI) is either going to be the saviour or the downfall of the world as we know it. While we’re not yet witnessing either extreme, it is not under dispute that the various applications of AI raise a number of challenges for those defending the rights and freedoms of individuals.

The Circle of e-Life - A Lifetime Relationship with your Data

Tuesday, 28 January, 2020

It’s a common myth that a trainee’s daily routine consists of making cups of coffee and photocopies. Here at the EDPS, however, that myth couldn’t be further from the truth.

One of the many important tasks we entrust our trainees with is the industrious task of organising a conference on a data protection issue of their choice.

Sharing investigative expertise - a seconded national expert’s experience of the EDPS

Monday, 13 January, 2020

The EDPS is lucky to benefit from the expertise of seconded national experts. These are data protection experts employed by an EU Member State’s national Data Protection Authority (DPAs) who are seconded to work with one of the teams at the EDPS for an extended period. The secondment process allows for a productive exchange of perspectives and knowledge between national DPAs and the EDPS, paving the way for smoother future cooperation.


TechDispatch #3: Connected Cars

TechDispatch #3 is available here.


EDPS publishes new Proportionality Guidelines aimed at making privacy-friendly policymaking easier

New European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Guidelines on assessing proportionality aim to provide policymakers with practical tools to help assess the compliance of proposed EU measures that would impact the fundamental rights to privacy and the protection of personal data with the Charter of Fundamental Rights, the European Data Protection Supervisor said today, as he published the Guidelines.

Sharing is caring? That depends…

Friday, 13 December, 2019

When should data be shared? Now seems as good a time as any to reflect, as we approach the season of giving, on such a question.


EDPS takes on new supervisory role at Eurojust

A new supervisory framework for the processing of personal data at the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust) comes into force today. Under the new rules, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) takes over responsibility for monitoring Eurojust’s compliance with the applicable EU rules on data protection.


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