European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Data Protection in Practice: The European Data Protection Case Handling Workshop

Tuesday, 10 December, 2019

At the end of last month, the EDPS had the privilege of hosting the 31st edition of the annual European Data Protection Case Handling Workshop at which we welcomed colleagues from 28 EU and non-EU data protection authorities.

The unique set up of the workshop is an opportunity to meet a wide array of practitioners and to share our experiences of investigating complaints, providing guidance to controllers and enforcing data protection law.


Wojciech Wiewiórowski to serve as European Data Protection Supervisor from 2019-2024

The appointment of Wojciech Wiewiórowski as the new European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) was confirmed on 5 December 2019. The Pole, who served as Assistant Supervisor under the late Giovanni Buttarelli during the 2014-2019 mandate, takes up his new position today.


EDPS looks back on a pivotal five years for data protection

The past five years have witnessed significant changes in European and international approaches to data protection.


EDPS investigates European Parliament’s 2019 election activities and takes enforcement actions

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) is carrying out an investigation into the European Parliament’s use of a US-based political campaigning company to process personal data as part of its activities relating to the 2019 EU parliamentary election, the Assistant EDPS announced today.

Archiving and Accountability: the 46th EDPS-DPO meeting

Friday, 8 November, 2019

Where better to discuss the important issue of archiving and data protection than the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence! This was the location of the 46th meeting of Data Protection Officers (DPOs) within the EU institutions and bodies, which took place on 6 and 7 November 2019.


EDPS calls for a pragmatic and balanced approach in the fight against crime

In a world transformed by new technologies, it is vital to ensure that law enforcement and judicial authorities have access to the necessary information and tools that are effective in the fight against terrorism and other crimes.

EDPS – Civil Society Organizations Summit: a fond tradition continues

Wednesday, 6 November, 2019

Along with EDRi, we are pleased to announce that this year we will host the fifth edition of the EDPS - Civil Society Summit, as a part of the Privacy Camp, an annual conference organized the day before the beginning of the famous CPDP Conference.

Facial recognition: A solution in search of a problem?

Monday, 28 October, 2019

“Be water”. This is the evocative and enigmatic phrase of the current mask-wearing protestors in Hong-Kong. It seems to represent the fight of citizens for the right to be shapeless and anonymous among the crowd, including when exercising the right to protest, versus surveillance by the state authorities.


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