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12/07/2018
12
Jul
2018

Workshop: Data Protection within International Organisations

The EDPS and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are co-organising the 7th edition of the Data Protection Workshop within International Organisations, which will take place on 12–13 July at the UNHCR Global Service Centre in Copenhagen.

This workshop, initiated by the EDPS in 2005, aims at bringing together international organisations to:

  • Share experience and best practice in the field of data protection and analyse its impact as part of good governance within international organisations;
  • Summarise the most recent regulatory developments at international level in the area of privacy and data protection and analyse the potential implications of such developments for international organisations;
  • Analyse the state of play of data protection within international organisations;
  • Discuss the progress made since the last workshop

In the year of the entry into force of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and the adoption of the Protocol modernizing Council of Europe Convention 108, the workshop’s rationale of bringing together international organisations to share experience, practice and analysis of common challenges appears more relevant than ever. This time the agenda includes discussions on privacy standards and oversight mechanism for international organisations; accountability in practice; international transfers and legal grounds for processing personal data in the international organisations context.

05/07/2018
5
Jul
2018

2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) will be hosting the 40th edition of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) in Brussels from 22-26 October 2018. Together with our co-hosts the Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection (CPDP), we aim to have an inclusive, cross-disciplinary and interactive conference Debating Ethics: Dignity and Respect in Data Driven Life.

For more information about the conference, the programme and registration, visit the conference website: www.privacyconference2018.org and follow us on Twitter: @ICDPPC2018

 

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25/06/2018
25
Jun
2018

EDPS Trainees Conference 2018: "Who Cares about Childrens' Data?"

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Dear all,

The trainees of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), are pleased to invite you to our lunchtime conference ‘Who Cares About Children's Data?’, which will take place on 29 June from 12.00 to 14.00 at the EDPS ground floor Meeting Room (Rue Montoyer 30, 1000 Bruxelles).

The conference is inspired by the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the first data protection legislation at EU level that explicitly recognises that minors deserve ‘specific protection’ of their personal data. Now that the GDPR has come into force, we find it more relevant than ever to address the topic both from a legal and an ethical point of view.

The European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli will open the debate, moderated by by Christian D’Cunha, Head of the Private Office of the EDPS. Prof. Gloria González Fuster (Research Professor at the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group of the VUB), Ms Cornelia Kutterer (Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Privacy and Digital Policies at Microsoft), Mr Hans Martens (Digital Citizenship Team and Programme Manager at European Schoolnet) will lead the discussion on the topic, which will be followed by a Q&A session. The Assistant Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiorowski will close the event.

Parents or not, eager to start a billionaire business addressed to minors, tired of having your homepage of Facebook and Instagram spammed with photos of babies, or simply curious to try EDPS catering, we know you care about children's data, so we look forward to seeing you there!

05/05/2018
5
May
2018

Tag der Offenen Tür der Europäischen Einrichtungen 2018 - Brüssel

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Ihre persönlichen Daten werden jeden Tag gesammelt, geteilt, verwendet und gespeichert von Einzelpersonen, Organisationen und Behörden. Einstellungsverfahren, Videoüberwachung und Gesundheitsdaten sind nur einige Beispiele dafür. Es ist die Aufgabe des EDSB, sicherzustellen, dass die europäischen Organe und Einrichtungen Ihre Datenschutzrechte respektieren, wenn sie Ihre personenbezogenen Daten verarbeiten.

Den EDSB-Stand zum Europatag der EU-Institutionen finden Sie in der Europäischen Kommission im Erdgeschoß des Berlaymont-Gebäudes.

EDSB-Mitarbeiter werden zur Verfügung stehen, um Fragen über Ihre Datenschutzrechte zu beantworten. Nützliche Goodies sowie Informationsmaterial warten auf Sie, sowie interaktive Aktivitäten für Kinder und Erwachsene. Sie haben auch eine Chance, einen unserer 20 original USB-Sticks zu gewinnen, indem Sie an unserem einfachen aber lehrreichen Quiz teilnehmen!

Ob bei Online-Shopping, Smartphone-Gebrauch oder Arbeitssuche betrifft Datenschutz uns alle. Besuchen Sie uns auf unserem EDSB-Stand und erfahren Sie mehr über dieses sehr aktuelles Thema!

Für weitere Informationen: http://europeday.europa.eu und http://ec.europa.eu/belgium/events/europe-day_en

28/01/2018
28
Jan
2018

Data Protection Day 2018

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dating apps

On 28 January each year, member states of the Council of Europe and EU institutions, agencies and bodies celebrate Data Protection Day, which marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s data protection convention, known as “Convention 108”. This was the first binding international law concerning individuals’ rights to the protection of their personal data.

This year to mark the occasion, the trainees of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) held a lunchtime conference focusing on data protection and digital ethics in the realm of dating apps. The conference took place on 12 February 2018 between 12 noon and 2.30pm in the European Parliament and was open to trainees working at the European institutions.

You can watch the recording of the conference here.

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24/01/2018
24
Jan
2018

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2018: The Internet of Bodies

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CPDP

The annual Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference will take place from 24-26 January 2018 at Les Halles de Schaerbeek in Brussels.

CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. Striving for diversity and balance, CPDP gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, computer scientists and civil society from all over the world to exchange ideas and discuss the latest emerging issues and trends. This unique multidisciplinary formula has served to make CPDP one of the leading data protection and privacy conferences in Europe and around the world.

As data collection increasingly focuses on the physical body and bodies are increasingly connected, digitised and informatised; CPDP2018 adopts the “Internet of Bodies” as its overarching theme to pave the way for a timely and thorough discussion over a broad range of ethical, legal and policy issues related to new technologies. CPDP2018 will stage more than 80 panels addressing current debates in the area of information technology, privacy and data protection. The preliminary programme for CPDP2018 has been released and the line-up contains excellent panels. Session topics range from the implementation of the GDPR, wearables, IoT, blockchain, border control to data breaches, privacy and security by design, health data, algorithmic accountability and much more.

CPDP is also an extraordinary networking opportunity to mix and mingle with the privacy and data protection community.

Information, programme and registration: http://www.cpdpconferences.org/ or contact info@cpdpconferences.org

You can also follow CPDP on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube and participate in the online conversation using the hashtag #CPDP2018

23/01/2018
23
Jan
2018

EDPS-Civil Society Summit 2018

The EDPS-Civil society summit is an annual meeting between EDPS and civil society organisations organized to discuss the state of data protection and privacy in the EU.

The 2018 edition will focus on two main issues:

  • challenges related to GDPR implementation related to individual and collective redress
  • monitoring of illegal content online: notice and action procedures.

The summit is a part of the Privacy Camp 2018.

You can follow the event on our Twitter account and participate in the online conversation using the hashtags #EDPSCivSoc2016 and

12/09/2017
12
Sep
2017

39th International Conference

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Hong Kong will host the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC), which is set to take place at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel from 25-29 September 2017. The conference is an annual event which brings together more than one hundred privacy and data protection authorities from across the world to discuss the future of data protection and privacy. It consists of a closed session, for accredited members of the ICDPPC only, as well as an open session, which all members of the international data protection community are welcome to attend.

This year's conference will focus on the theme of connecting the West with the East, addressing the different concepts and regulations relating to privacy in the East and West and the applicability of western models of data protection in Asia and elsewhere.

For more information on the 2017 International Conference, visit the website.  

In 2018, the International Conference will return to Europe, where the EDPS and the Commission for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Bulgaria will take over as joint hosts of the International Conference. For more information read the joint Press Statement.

 

Thinking local, acting global: exploring common values that underpin privacy

"Thinking local, acting global, exploring common values that underpin privacy", side event organised by the EDPS, the UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy and Digital Asia Hub at the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC), Hong Kong, China

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11/05/2017
11
May
2017

Workshop: Data Protection within International Organizations

The EDPS and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are co-organising the 6th edition of the Data Protection Workshop within International Organizations, which will take place on 11–12 May at the IOM in Geneva.

This workshop, initiated by the EDPS over ten years ago, aims at bringing together International Organisations to:

  • Share experience and best practice in the field of data protection and analyse its impact as part of good governance within International Organisations;
  • Summarise the most recent regulatory developments at international level in the area of privacy and data protection and analyse the potential implications of such developments for International Organisations;
  • Analyse the state of play of data protection within International Organisations;
  • Discuss the progress made since the last workshop.

Topics which will be covered at this year's workshop include cloud computing, processing of health data, the role of the Data Protection Officer, and data transfers to International Organisations under the GDPR.

Video of the event can be found here.

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06/05/2017
6
May
2017

Tag der Offenen Tür der Europäischen Einrichtungen - Brüssel

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Ihre persönlichen Daten werden jeden Tag gesammelt, geteilt, verwendet und gespeichert von Einzelpersonen, Organisationen und Behörden. Einstellungsverfahren, Videoüberwachung und Gesundheitsdaten sind nur einige Beispiele dafür. Es ist die Aufgabe des EDSB, sicherzustellen, dass die europäischen Organe und Einrichtungen Ihre Datenschutzrechte respektieren, wenn sie Ihre personenbezogenen Daten verarbeiten.

Den EDSB-Stand zum Europatag der EU-Institutionen finden Sie in der Europäischen Kommission im Erdgeschoß des Berlaymont-Gebäudes.

EDSB-Mitarbeiter werden zur Verfügung stehen, um Fragen über Ihre Datenschutzrechte zu beantworten. Nützliche Goodies sowie Informationsmaterial warten auf Sie, sowie interaktive Aktivitäten für Kinder und Erwachsene. Sie haben auch eine Chance, einen unserer 20 original USB-Sticks zu gewinnen, indem Sie an unserem einfachen aber lehrreichen Quiz teilnehmen!

Ob bei Online-Shopping, Smartphone-Gebrauch oder Arbeitssuche betrifft Datenschutz uns alle. Besuchen Sie uns auf unserem EDSB-Stand und erfahren Sie mehr über dieses sehr aktuelles Thema!

Für weitere Informationen: http://europeday.europa.eu und http://ec.europa.eu/belgium/events/europe-day_en

 

28/01/2017
28
Jan
2017

Data Protection Day

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28 January is Data Protection Day. The date marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Convention 108 on the protection of personal information, the first legally binding international law in the field of data protection, and is celebrated every year by the 47 countries of the Council of Europe as well as the EU institutions.

To mark the occasion the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) will be holding a lunchtime conference on the Internet of Things. The conference will take place on 10 February 2017 between 12 noon and 1.30pm in the European Parliament, room A3G-2. The conference is only open to trainees working at the European institutions but you can watch it live using our webstreaming service and interact with us on twitter using the hashtag #IoToasterEvent.

26/01/2017
26
Jan
2017

Ethics in the Digital Era

As part of this year's prestigious Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP) conference, the EDPS is hosting a panel discussion on Ethics in the Digital Era. Good data protection law and effective enforcement are necessary in our digital society. However, the exponential possibilities of digital technologies have challenged the principles of both data protection and privacy rights and have highlighted their limitations. Compliance with the law and data protection principles is important but it’s also important to explore what goes beyond them. As part of the international debate on the ethical dimension of data protection in the digital era, members of the Ethics Advisory Group (EAG), an independent group of experts, established by the EDPS will share the state of play of their deliberations. The panel discussion is a public event (you do not need to be CPDP ticketholders to attend) and will be held in Les Halles de Schaerbeek in Brussels from 6.30-7.30pm on Thursday 26 January 2017.

Moderator: Raegan MacDonald, Mozilla (CA)
Welcome: Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS
Speakers:
EAG Chair: Peter Burgess, Ecole Normale Supérieure (US)
EAG Members: Antoinette Rouvroy, Université de Namur (BE),
Luciano Floridi, Oxford University, (IT)
Aurélie Pols (NL),
Jeroen vanden Hoven, Delft University, (NL)
Jaron Lanier (US)

25/01/2017
25
Jan
2017

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2017: The age of intelligent machines

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The annual Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference will take place from 25-27 January 2017, at Les Halles de Schaerbeek in Brussels. CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. In an atmosphere of independence and mutual respect, CPDP gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, computer scientists and members of civil society from all over the world to exchange ideas and discuss the latest emerging issues and trends. This unique multidisciplinary formula has made CPDP one of the leading data protection and privacy conferences in Europe and around the world.

CPDP2017 will focus on Artificial Intelligence as its overarching theme, including timely and thorough discussion of a broad range of ethical, legal and policy issues related to new technologies. CPDP2017 will stage more than 60 panels addressing current debates in the areas of information technology, privacy and data protection. Already lined up are panels on the compliance of companies with the GDPR, Big Data and insurance, the implications of Brexit for data protection, a review of the ePrivacy Directive and online behavioral advertising, social robots and data protection, the EU-US Privacy Shield, algorithmic decision-making, cybersecurity, and much more.

CPDP is also an extraordinary networking opportunity to mix and mingle with the privacy and data protection community.

For more information and to register visit www.cpdpconferences.org

You can also follow CPDP on Facebook and Twitter

27/10/2016
27
Oct
2016

DPO-EDPS meeting

The DPOs in the EU institutions and bodies, around 60 in total, organise themselves in a network, which the EDPS actively supports. The main feature of this network is the DPO meetings, which take place twice each year. These meetings have taken place since 2004 and represent a valuable opportunity for DPOs to share experiences from their respective institutions both with one another and with their supervisory authority, the EDPS. The meetings are also an opportunity for the EDPS to present our policies and activities to DPOs, who are our close partners and main contact points within the EU institutions and bodies.
The next DPO meeting will take place at EUIPO in Alicante on 27 October 2016. It will include discussions on EDPS inspections, Data Protection Impact Assessments, right of access and restrictions and EDPS Guidelines on mobile devices and web services.
For more information please consult the agenda.

30/09/2016
30
Sep
2016

Data Protection in Financial Technology (FinTech), Insurance, and Medical Services: a New Regulation and Perspectives

The Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) will hold a two-day seminar on data protection in the FinTech, insurance and medical services sectors. Hosted by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, the event is open to both lawyers and non-lawyers and will take place between 30 September and 1 October 2016.

The FinTech, insurance and medical services sectors all face common challenges when dealing with particularly sensitive data. While big data and new technologies have created new opportunities for these sectors, these developments also raise significant data protection concerns. The seminar will explore the challenges of finding a balance between the adoption of these new technologies, the search for competitiveness and the need to protect personal data, and how we can address them. Conclusions will be presented by European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli alongside Dean Spielmann, a judge at the General Court of the European Union.

More information on the event and how to register can be found in the event programme.

29/09/2016
29
Sep
2016

EDPS-BEUC Conference on Big Data: individual rights and smart enforcement

Technology disrupts all aspects of our lives - in good ways and bad. Meanwhile, basic rights such as privacy, freedom of expression and non-discrimination are under unprecedented strain. Big Data and the Internet of Things bring policy, regulatory and enforcement challenges that require a holistic approach to ensure that the rights and interests of individuals are safeguarded in the coming decades. 

The EDPS, in collaboration with European consumer organisation BEUC, is hosting a joint conference on Big Data: individual rights and smart enforcement in Brussels on Thursday 29 September 2016. The conference will include panels on online platforms, smart technologies and the Digital Single Market. Speakers include EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, Federal Trade Commissoner Terrell McSweeny, BEUC Director General Monique Goyens and European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli.

This high level conference will bring together leading regulators and experts in the competition, data protection and consumer protection spheres to discuss key areas of economic and societal change, to promote closer dialogue and cooperation among regulatory and enforcement bodies and explore how to better respond to the challenges our society is facing.

The registration was closed on Monday 12 September.

Follow #BigDataRights and stay tuned!

You can find out more about EDPS work on big data here

Video recording of the meeting & the video message of Roberto Viola, Director General of DG CONNECT, European Commission.

Presentations :

Finn Myrstad, Head of Digital Services, Norwegian Consumer CouncilPDF icon
Chairman, YesLogicPDF icon
Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Director of the Competition Law ForumPDF icon
Bjørn Erik Thon, Commissioner, Norwegian data protection authorityPDF icon
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21/06/2016
21
Jun
2016

Digital Festival

Digital Festival 2016 takes place at The Egg in Brussels on 21 June 2016. This festival of ideas provides an opportunity to challenge and better understand the impact and potential of digital technologies.

As part of the festival, the EDPS has organised a workshop entitled Data Protection by Design: Privacy as an engineering principle. As people become increasingly aware of the threat of mass surveillance, the demand for more privacy friendly technologies is increasing. In the EU, data protection by design and by default will soon become a legal obligation, under the new data protection rules to be applied by May 2018. The workshop will address the different approaches to privacy engineering, the current challenges faced and initiatives, such as the Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN), which aim to overcome these challenges.

The workshop takes place from 2.45pm-4pm and will be moderated by EDPS IT specialist Achim Klabunde. Confirmed speakers include Aurelie Pols, Estelle Masse, Jetzabel Serna and Aristotelis Tzafalias. To attend, please register online for the Digital Festival.

16/06/2016
16
Jun
2016

2016 EDPS-Civil Society Summit

For the second year, the EDPS met with civil society organisations to discuss the state of data protection and privacy in the EU. On the agenda this year was the implementation of the GDPR and the directive on data protection rules for the police and criminal justice, the review of the ePrivacy Directive, and developments in case law in the last 12 months, notably Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner and the proposed Privacy Shield agreement. 

The meeting took place at the EDPS premises in Brussels from 9.30am-12.30pm. If you have any questions, please write to us at edps@edps.europa.eu with '2016 EDPS- Civil Society Summit' in the subject line, and we will send you further details about the event. The videos of the event are available here: video 1, video 2.

Follow #EDPSCivSoc2016 and stay tuned!

Programme of the meetingPDF icon
Implementation of GDPR: consistency, flexibility, guidelines, presentation by Anna Fielder, Privacy InternationalPDF icon
The e-Privacy Directive: what's at stake?, presentation by Prof. Ian Brown, University of OxfordPDF icon
Necessity and proportionality, presentation by Ralf Bendrath, German Working Group on Data Retention and Digitale GesellschaftPDF icon
EDRi analysis on the most dangerous flexibilities allowed by the General Data Protection RegulationPDF icon
E-Privacy revision: an analysis from civil society groupsPDF icon
28/05/2016
28
May
2016

Tag der Offenen Tür der Europäischen Einrichtungen Brüssel

                                            

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Open Days 2016 - German version

Ihre persönlichen Daten werden jeden Tag gesammelt, geteilt, verwendet und gespeichert von Einzelpersonen, Organisationen und Behörden. Einstellungsverfahren, Videoüberwachung und Gesundheitsdaten sind nur einige Beispiele dafür. Es ist die Aufgabe des Europäischen Datenschutzbeauftragten (EDSB), sicherzustellen, dass die europäischen Organe und Einrichtungen Ihre Datenschutzrechte respektieren, wenn sie Ihre personenbezogenen Daten verarbeiten.
 
Den EDSB-Stand zum Europatag der EU-Institutionen finden  Sie im Europäischen Parlament.
 
Im ersten Stock des ASP-Gebäudes neben Tagungsraum 3G werden EDSB-Mitarbeiter zur Verfügung stehen, um Fragen über Ihre Datenschutzrechte zu beantworten. Nützliche Goodies sowie Informationsmaterial warten auf Sie, sowie interaktive Aktivitäten für Kinder und Erwachsene. Sie haben auch eine Chance, einen unserer 20 original USB-Sticks zu gewinnen, indem Sie an unserem einfachen aber lehrreichen Quiz teilnehmen!
 
Ob bei Online-Shopping, Smartphone-Gebrauch oder Arbeitssuche betrifft Datenschutz uns alle. Besuchen Sie uns auf unserem EDSB-Stand und erfahren Sie mehr über dieses sehr aktuelles Thema!

Für weitere Informationen: Europe Day 2016 website.

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