European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Events

Events

The Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor participate in a wide range of conferences and meetings. They are also invited to contribute editorials to newspapers, magazines and journals. You can find their speeches and articles, as well as our speaking engagements policy, in this section.

21/01/2015
21
Jan
2015

Computers, Privacy & Data Protection 2015: Data Protection on the Move, Brussels

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CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. Within an atmosphere of independence and mutual respect, 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. Organised with the support of the EDPS, this year's panels will focus on key issues that cover all current debates: the data protection reform in the EU: European and Global developments; mobility (mobile technologies, wearable technologies, border surveillance); EU-US developments concerning the regulation of government surveillance; e-health; love and lust in the digital age; internet governance and privacy; and much, much more.

For more information and registration: www.cpdpconferences.org

Follow CPDP on Facebook (CPDPconferencesBrussels) and Twitter (@cpdpconferences).

05/11/2014
5
Nov
2014

"Three years EU data protection reform: state of play and perspectives", Brussels

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The recent rulings of the European Court of Justice concerning data retention and search engines (Google Spain) illustrate the increasing relevance of the fundamental rights to privacy and to the protection of personal data in the context of new information services and data transfers in a global world.

Against the background of rapid technological developments and the growing reality of ubiquitous surveillance of personal data by private and public entities alike, the European Union is striving for new rules to effectively protect personal data also in the 21st century.

Andrea Voβhoff, the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, and Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor, have the pleasure to invite high-level representatives of all institutional and political actors involved to debate outstanding issues and necessary steps to be taken to bring the reform of EU data protection law to a timely and successful conclusion.

EU Data Protection Reform: Close to the finishing line

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26/09/2014
26
Sep
2014

"Engineering Privacy into Internet Services and Applications" - workshop of the Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN), Berlin

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The first IPEN workshop will take place in Berlin.The workshop is designed to be a practical approach to identify privacy gaps in existing technology and develop useful solutions. further information: draft agenda and speakers list.

More information about IPEN

05/06/2014
5
Jun
2014

European Conference of Data Protection Authorities

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The Council of Europe and the French Data Protection Authority, Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), will host the 2014 European Conference of Data Protection Authorities, in Strasbourg.

This year, the Conference will focus on cooperation and explore how national data protection authorities can work together to produce more effective policies and responses. This theme aims to address the challenges posed by the exchange of personal data on a global level.

The event is open to members of accredited data protection authorities and observers. It will be an opportunity for delegates to share their ideas and experience on how best to strengthen the fundamental right to data protection.

More information about

17/05/2014
17
May
2014

EU Open Day Brussels

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Festival of Europe

The EU institutions in Brussels will open their doors to the public, to mark the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration.
 
As part of this annual celebration of European peace and unity, you are warmly invited to visit the EDPS stand, which will be located in the European Parliament (Brussels, Place du Luxembourg, first floor ASP building, in front of meeting room 1G).
 
From 10am to 4pm, we'll answer all your questions on your privacy rights and protecting your personal information. Whether you shop online, use a smartphone or are applying for a job, come and chat to us about your rights and concerns. Lots of free goodies and information material will also be available, as well as the chance to win one of 20 USB sticks, simply by taking part in our fun quiz!

For more information: www.europa.eu/opendoors or contact EDPS-Events@edps.europa.eu

28/01/2014
28
Jan
2014

European Data Protection Day

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Everyday personal information is collected, shared, used and stored by individuals, organisations and public authorities.  Recruitment activities, video surveillance and health data collection are just a few examples of this.

47 countries of the Council of Europe as well as European institutions, agencies and bodies will celebrate the eighth annual European Data Protection Day. This date marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe Convention 108 on the protection of personal information, the first legally binding international instrument related to the field of data protection

Data Protection Day 2014 is an opportunity for the EDPS, along with Data Protection Officers from the EU institutions to raise awareness among EU staff and the general public on their data protection rights and obligations. These rights and obligations are set out in the EU Data Protection Regulation and their implementation within the EU administration is supervised by the EDPS.

A short film is available to view on the video page of our website. It highlights some of the data protection rights and risks that are inherent in our everyday lives.

22/01/2014
22
Jan
2014

7th International Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference, Brussels

 

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Every year the CPDP gathers in Brussels the most important stakeholders involved in the area of computers, privacy and data protection in Europe and around the world.

Next year's edition of the conference is entitled "Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) 2014 - Reforming Data Protection: The Global Perspective". It will include 60 different panels, a special focus on India, a PhD student papers sessions evening debates and other side events.

The panels will focus on key issues that cover all current debates: The data protection reform in the European Union, PRISM, big data, cybercrime, data retention, cloud computing, enforcement by Data Protection Authorities, biometrics, e-health, privacy by design, and more. In addition, there will be a day event on the ethical issues of data collection on minorities, and the use of technology to advance the status of Roma
Members of the EDPS Peter Hustinx and Giovanni Buttarelli will take part to panel discussions.

More information about CPDP.

20/01/2014
20
Jan
2014

Celebrating 10 years of the European Data Protection Supervisor

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Peter Hustinx (right) with the editors of the book Herke Kranenborg (left) and Hielke Hijmans (centre)
Peter Hustinx (right) with the editors of the book Herke Kranenborg (left) and Hielke Hijmans (centre)

Today, experts in data protection and privacy and high profile representatives of European Institutions, National Data Protection Authorities and legal practitioners gathered at a conference at the BOZAR, Brussels on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the European Data Protection Supervisor.

Jacob Kohnstamm, Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party, Gilles Dekerchove, EU anti-terrorist coordinator, Sophie In’t Veld, MEP and Francoise Le Bail, Director General DG Justice were among the speakers. Their speeches highlighted key points in the history of the institution and commended the EDPS’ role and contribution to the progress made in data protection in the EU and beyond.

Data Protection anno 2014: How to Restore Trust? is a book that reflects on privacy and personal data protection in Europe and the United States at the beginning of 2014. With contributions from a number of prominent scholars, legal practitioners, regulators and politicians from Europe as well as the United States, the book was compiled in honour of Peter Hustinx, the first European Data Protection Supervisor, who will step down in 2014 following a distinguished career in office.

12/11/2013
12
Nov
2013

Peter Hustinx receives European Data Protection Award

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Peter Hustinx (centre) with Cecilia Álvarez Rigaudias (right) and Ricard Martinez Martinez (left) of the Asociación Professional  Española de Privacidad (APEP)
Peter Hustinx (centre) with Cecilia Álvarez Rigaudias (right) and Ricard Martinez Martinez (left) of the Asociación Professional Española de Privacidad (APEP)

Peter Hustinx, EDPS, received the first European Data Protection Award from the Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations (CEDPO). The award is a token of recognition by the data protection community and was presented to him at an international privacy conference held at the University of Castellon, Spain organised by professor Artemi Rallo Lombarte, former director of the Spanish Data Protection Authority.

CEDPO was founded in September 2011 by European Data Protection Organisations, namely, AFCDP (Association Française des Correspondants à la Protection des Données à Caractère Personnel) of France, APEP (Asociación Profesional Española de Privacidad) of Spain, GDD (Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit) of Germany and NGFG (Nederlands Genootschap van Functionarissen voor de Gegevensbescherming) of the Netherlands.

CEDPO aims are to promote the role of the Data Protection Officer, to provide advice on balanced, practicable and effective data protection and to contribute to a better harmonisation of data protection law and practices in the EU/EEA.

23/09/2013
23
Sep
2013

Annual Conference on European Data Protection Law 2013, Trier

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This year’s conference organised by the Academy of European Law (ERA) in cooperation with the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) will mainly focus on the role of cloud computing services and social networks in applying EU data protection law. It will also provide participants with an update on the current legislative proposals at EU level (COM(2012)10 and COM(2012)11) and the most recent case law of the CJEU. The key topics will also include: EU data sovereignty and cross-border data transfers to third countries as well as PRISM and data protection. Peter Hustinx will be among the speakers.

Programme here.

04/05/2013
4
May
2013

Festival of Europe - EU Open Day, Brussels

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The EU institutions will once again mark the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration and celebrate the festival of Europe with an open door day in Brussels.

We would be delighted to welcome you to the EDPS stand in the European Parliament (Brussels, Place du Luxembourg, 1st floor, ASP building) from 10am to 4pm.
 
Come and chat with us about your privacy rights, ask questions about protecting your personal information whether you're applying for a job, using your smart phone or shopping online. As well as taking away some goodies and information materials, you can take part in our fun quiz with the chance to win one of 20 USB sticks!

For more information: www.europa.eu/opendoors or contact EDPS-Events@edps.europa.eu.

28/01/2013
28
Jan
2013

EDPS round table of the Smart borders package and data protection implications, Brussels

As part of his Strategy for excellence 2013/2014, the EDPS organised a workshop dedicated to the Smart Borders package. The aim of the round table was to share experiences from countries that implemented similar systems and to have a debate on the implications for data protection of both legislative proposals.

The EDPS will in the coming months issue an opinion on the Smart Borders package.

Summary of the meeting:PDF icon
28/01/2013
28
Jan
2013

EDPS round table of the Smart borders package and data protection implications, Brussels

As part of his Strategy for excellence 2013/2014, the EDPS organised a workshop dedicated to the Smart Borders package. The aim of the round table was to share experiences from countries that implemented similar systems and to have a debate on the implications for data protection of both legislative proposals.

The EDPS will in the coming months issue an opinion on the Smart Borders package.

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28/01/2013
28
Jan
2013

European Data Protection Day

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Everyday, personal information is collected, shared and used by individuals, organisations and public authorities. Recruiting activities, video surveillance, health data collection are just a few examples.

47 countries countries of the Council of Europe as well as European institutions, agencies and bodies will celebrate the seventh European Data Protection Day. This date marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe Convention 108 on the protection of personal information, the first legally binding international instrument related to the field of data protection.

This annual event will again be an opportunity for the EDPS and Data Protection Officers from EU institutions to focus on raising awareness among EU staff and others on their data protection rights and obligations. These rights and obligations are set out in the EU Data Protection Regulation and their implementation within the EU administration is supervised by the EDPS.

A short film is available. This is an entertaining and informative way to highlight some of the data protection rights and risks that are inherent in our everyday lives.

To commemorate Data Protection Day the EDPS, in cooperation with the European Parliament, have organised a joint conference What will the data protection reform change for EU officials and citizens? Peter Hustinx, Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, Assistant Supervisor and Mr. Paul De Hert, Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels will take part in the panel discussion.

Don't miss A look inside, an original art exhibition centred on privacy and presented by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and The Privacy Commission of Belgium. Recently opened at De Markten in Brussels the exhibition presents the work of young European artists, who use their artistic expression to provoke discussions about privacy and its relevance in modern day life. The exhibition is open until 03.02.2013. Read the speech of Peter Hustinx given during the reception at the Exhibition.

23/01/2013
23
Jan
2013

6th International Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference, Brussels

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Every year the CPDP gathers in Brussels policy makers, academics, computer scientists, consultants, practitioners and activists from all over the world to exchange ideas and discuss emerging issues in information technology, privacy, data protection and law.

This year's edition of the conference is entitled "Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) 2013: Reloading Data Protection". It will provide a forum to discuss such important topics as cyberwar, internet freedom and introduction of drones in the EU civilian airspace. The conference will also provide a forum to review the key debates surrounding the proposed data protection regulation.
Members of the EDPS secretariat will take part to panel discussions. Giovanni Buttarelli in the opening panel will speak about the proposed data protection regulation, while Peter Hustinx will provide the concluding notes of the conference.

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05/11/2012
5
Nov
2012

Data Protection in the Area of European Criminal Justice today. Reform or Status quo?

The conference organised by Academy of European Law (ERA) in cooperation with the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) will provide participants with in-depth knowledge of the current reform measures taken by the EU in the area of data protection in criminal justice as well as with an update on the state of play regarding pending issues such as Passenger Name Records (PNR) and data retention and their impact on the right to data protection. Peter Hustinx and Giovanni Buttarelli will be among the speakers.

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05/11/2012
5
Nov
2012

Data Protection in the Area of European Criminal Justice today. Reform or Status quo?

The conference organised by Academy of European Law (ERA) in cooperation with the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) will provide participants with in-depth knowledge of the current reform measures taken by the EU in the area of data protection in criminal justice as well as with an update on the state of play regarding pending issues such as Passenger Name Records (PNR) and data retention and their impact on the right to data protection. Peter Hustinx and Giovanni Buttarelli will be among the speakers.

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20/09/2012
20
Sep
2012

The proposed general Data Protection Regulation. Strenghtening the EU's Data Protections Architecture?

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This event is organised by Academy of European Law (ERA) in cooperation with the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).  It will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the most important changes expected to be introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation. The key topics will include:

  • The creation and implementation of new rights relating to the protection of data for the individual
  • The revised role of data protection authorities (DPAs)
  • Remedies, liability and sanctions
  • The expansion of administrative and judicial powers in data protection
  • The regulation of data transfer to third countries 

 

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12/05/2012
12
May
2012

Festival of Europe - European Institutions Open Day

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The EU institutions will hold a festival of Europe and conduct open days in Brussels to mark the Schuman Declaration anniversary.

The EDPS will welcome you at our information stand on European Parliament premises (Brussels, Place du Luxembourg, ASP building - main street) from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the protection of their personal data and test their knowledge in a quiz. Various awareness raising materials will also be distributed.

Visit the EDPS stand to learn more about your privacy rights and perhaps you will win one of our 20 USB sticks of 8 GB!

 

Please find below the quiz with the right answers.PDF icon
28/01/2012
28
Jan
2012

European Data Protection Day - 6th edition

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The Council of Europe adopted Convention 108, the first legally binding international instrument related to data protection. To mark this date, the European institutions and bodies and the Member States of the Council of Europe will, for the 6th time, celebrate European Data Protection Day on 28 January 2012.

The event will give the EDPS and Data Protection Officers an opportunity to raise awareness among EU staff and any other interested persons about their rights and obligations regarding data protection. These rights and obligations are set out in the EU Data Protection Regulation, the implementation of which is supervised by the EDPS.

To mark the event, a video message from Peter Hustinx, EDPS and Giovanni Buttarelli, Assistant Supervisor will be circulated to EU staff members and made available on the video page of the website. The video will focus on privacy and data protection as fundamental rights and highlight the everyday processing of personal data and the risks.

The EDPS will also participate in the 5th International Conference "Computers, Privacy & Data Protection" organised by academics from all over Europe. The review of the European Data Protection Framework, Copyright enforcement and privacy, Privacy and the transborder flow of personal data are just some of the panels in which the EDPS will be participating.

The EDPS will also take part in the celebration events organised by the European Commission and the Council, as it does every year.

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