Initiative of the Council of Europe
The Member States of the Council of Europe and the European institutions will celebrate Data Protection Day for the second time on 28 January 2008. This date marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe's Convention 108
, the first legally binding international instrument related to data protection. The Council of Europe's website
provides for a page dedicated to the event from which you can access - via the country flags list - the various initiatives that have been or will be undertaken across Europe to commemorate Europe’s second Data Protection Day. The EDPS is taking part in these activities.
The event will give the EDPS the opportunity to focus on raising awareness among MEPs and EU staff about their rights and obligations regarding data protection. A one-day information stand will be set up in the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Council premises.
The EDPS will outline his supervisory, consultative and cooperative roles, as well as his achievements and current activities. A number of communication tools and multimedia material will be used as a support. A quiz will also be made available on the spot as well as on the EDPS website.
Interviews with Mr. Peter Hustinx, EDPS, on YouTube
Peter Hustinx speaks about global privacy standards and his proposals to reform the EU data protection regime. Introduction by Andrea Renda from the Brussels think tank the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) (CEPS-Google panel discussion "Online Privacy: Reconsidering Policy Options for the Digital Age" on 10 October 2007 in Brussels, Belgium).
Peter Hustinx comments on the speeches by Peter Fleischer and Alexander Alvaro (at CEPS-Google panel discussion "Online Privacy: Reconsidering Policy Options for the Digital Age" on 10 October 2007 in Brussels, Belgium).
EDPS information stand in the Institutions - Quiz
The visitors of our stand in the Institutions on 28, 29 and 30 January were invited to participate to a quiz concerning data protection in the EU institutions and bodies.
Within the correct answers, there was a lottery for USB key gifts (10 USB keys were awarded).