European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

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!


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.


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?


EDPS calls for closer alignment between consumer and data protection rules in the EU

Consumer law and data protection can no longer afford to work in silos. The EU needs a big-picture approach to addressing systemic harms to individuals in digital markets, involving closer cooperation between enforcers in order to avoid legal uncertainty, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said, as he published his Opinion on the legislative package A New Deal for Consumers.


Apple CEO Tim Cook joins stellar line-up for 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) is pleased to announce that Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, will deliver the keynote speech at Debating Ethics, the public session of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, on Wednesday 24 October 2018.


Gen Z and tech

Friday, 21 September, 2018

EDPS is pleased to give its support again to the Fundamental Rights Forum, an excellent initiative for bringing together a diverse array of people who care about human rights. This year’s edition, in an exciting new venue, the METAStadt in Vienna, is expected to be bigger than ever.


Subscribe to European Data Protection Supervisor RSS