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Le Contrôleur Européen de la Protection des Données

The AI Conundrum: Governance and Supervision

Wednesday, 12 Février, 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 Janvier, 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.

Second Meeting of The Hague Forum for Cloud Contracting

The EDPS in co-operation with the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security (Strategic Vendor Management Microsoft ) and the European Commission have the pleasure of inviting you to attend the second meeting of The Hague Forum. Register below and join us to take a step further towards a joint European procurement approach to software and cloud suppliers operating in the EU.

Please note that, in order for you to access the venue we would need some identification details, for security purposes. You can read through our data protection notice for this event here and find further information on how your personal data will be processed.

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

Monday, 13 Janvier, 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.


Le CEPD publie de nouvelles lignes directrices sur la proportionnalité visant à faciliter l’élaboration de politiques respectueuses de la vie privée

Les nouvelles lignes directrices du Contrôleur européen de la protection des données (CEPD) sur l’évaluation de la proportionnalité visent à fournir aux responsables politiques des outils pratiques pour les aider à évaluer la conformité de mesures proposées par l’UE avec la charte des droits fondamentaux lorsque ces mesures sont susceptibles d’avoir une incidence sur le droit fondamental au respect de la vie privée et à la protection des données

Sharing is caring? That depends…

Friday, 13 Décembre, 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.


Le CEPD assume un nouveau rôle de surveillance auprès d’Eurojust

Un nouveau cadre de surveillance pour le traitement des données à caractère personnel à l’Agence de l’Union européenne pour la coopération judiciaire en matière pénale (Eurojust) entre en vigueur aujourd’hui. En vertu des nouvelles règles, le Contrôleur européen de la protection des données (CEPD) assume la responsabilité du contrôle du respect par Eurojust des règles de l’UE applicables en matière de protection des données.


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