European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor



Free and fair European elections

EDPS Opinion on the Commission Package on free and fair European elections.

EDPS Newsletter 65

The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!

Data Protection Regulation for EU Institutions

The Regulation 2018/1725 applicable as from 11 December 2018 brings the data protection rules for EU Institutions and bodies in line with the standards imposed on other organizations and business by the GDPR. It represents another vital step forward in the development of a comprehensive EU framework for data protection in the digital age. Read the press release.

Questions on the new Regulation 2018/1725?

Check out our new factsheets!

Guidelines on Data Breach

The EDPS has issued guidelines on personal data breach notification for the EU institutions and bodies.

Under the new Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, all European institutions and bodies have a duty to report certain types of personal data breaches to the EDPS. If you have experienced a personal data breach, we advise you first to read our guidelines before submitting a data breach notification form.

Convention 108 - Stefano Rodotà award

The Committee of Convention 108 is pleased to announce the launch of the first edition of the Stefano Rodotà award, which aims to highlight innovative and original academic research projects in the field of data protection.

This prize will be awarded in honor and memory of the Italian Professor and politician Stefano Rodotà.

The aim of this initiative is to advance the thinking on data protection and to develop related policies, while giving increased visibility to creative and quality projects from the academic sector.

What do we learn from Machine Learning?

Blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli.

Conference Highlights

Highlights of the International Conference available here

Comic book on Digital Ethics
EDPS welcomes delegates to the International Conference

Read the Press Release

EDPS Newsletter 64

The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!

'A New Deal for Consumers'

EDPS Opinion on the legislative package 'A New Deal for Consumers' .

Read Opinion and press release

New addition to stellar line-up of speakers

Press release on the upcoming 2018 International Conference.

Convention 108 - Cabo Verde and Mexico

On 1 October, Convention 108 and its additional Protocol regarding supervisory authorities and transborder data flows entered into force in respect of Cabo verde and Mexico, bringing the total number of Parties to the Convention to 53 countries. Together with the countries participating as observers in the Committee of Convention 108, it’s 70 countries that work together on the rights to privacy and data protection. Link:

EDPS Newsletter 63

A special international conference edition of the EDPS Newsletter is now online!

Public Consultation on Digital Ethics

Read the results of the consultation.

GDPR for EU institutions adopted by the EP

EDPS welcomes the adoption of the new Regulation governing data protection in the EU institutions and bodies by the European Parliament. The new, strengthened rules ensure that the high standard of data protection within the EU institutions and bodies is in line with the standard provided for in the GDPR.

Privacy Conference 2018

Brussels - 22 to 26 October, the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners will start right here in the heart of the EU.
Join the debate on digital ethics by following the hashtag #DebatingEthics and register on the official website of the conference

International Conference 2018 - Early bird rates extended

Early-bird rates are now extended until 10 September! Register now!

International Conference - Side event on GDPR

Read the programme of the EDPS/EDPB side event on GDPR.

Two months to go till the 2018 Privacy Conference - book your seats now!
Security of identity cards of Union citizens
Security of identity cards of Union citizens

Opinion on the security of identity cards of Union citizens and other documents.


International Organisations demonstrate dedication to data protection

Blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

Let’s get ethical
EDPS formal comments on the proposal for a Directive on copyright

Comments of the European Data Protection Supervisor on Article 13 of the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market.

Cover letter and comments are available here.

mHealth contest closes on 3 August

The EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design for mHealth applications is extended until 3 August.

Join the contest now!

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The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!

Register now!

Register here for the 2018 International Conference (ICDPPC).

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The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!

Embarking on a challenging journey towards the new Regulation: the 43rd DPO-EDPS meeting

Blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

Privacy by Design

EDPS preliminary opinion on Privacy by Design.

Read the press release and the opinion.


As from 25 May 2018, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has been set to succeed the Article 29 Working Party, as established in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new legal framework outlines that the EDPS provides the secretariat for the EDPB. The secretariat will offer administrative and logistic support for the EDPB as well as perform analytical work to contribute to the EDPB’s tasks. Watch the gallery of the GDPR Day.

25 May 2018 - GDPR Day!

The protection of personal data is essential in a democratic society. It is at the core of the new data protection rules set out in the General Data Protection Regulation, applicable from today. The key word of the reform is accountability. Companies, organisations and institutions should ensure compliance, verify compliance and demonstrate compliance both to individuals and at the request of a Data Protection Authority. Watch our video to learn more!

New data protection rules for the EU institutions

EDPS welcomes agreement on new data protection rules for EU institutions and bodies. Read the press release.

Civil society organisations as natural allies of the data protection authorities

Blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

Public consultation on Digital ethics in now open!

Take part in it and make your voice heard!

EU Open Day 2018

Visit the EDPS stand at the annual EU Open Day, taking place on Saturday 5 May 2018! The EDPS stand will be located on the ground floor of the European Commission's Berlaymont building. You'll be able to take part in fun and interactive activities, get answers to your questions about data protection and privacy and take away EDPS goodies and information. We look forward to seeing you!

More information here.


EDPS-IPEN mHealth contest

The EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design contest is open for submissions!

'Accept and continue': billions are clocking into digital sweat factories without realising it

Read the blogpost!

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The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!


EDPS Opinion on the Proposals for two Regulations establishing a framework for interoperability between EU large-scale information systems. Read the press release and the opinion.

“Sorry is not enough”: WP29 establishes a Social Media Working Group

Press release from the Article 29 Working Party.

EDPS/IPEN mHealth prize project

EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design contest to be launched in April!

More information here.

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The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield two years on

Read the latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli.

Guidelines on IT Government and IT Management

The Guidelines describe the data protection aspects related to the processing of personal data. Read the press release.

Online manipulation and personal data

EDPS advocates an extension of the scope of protection afforded to individuals' interests in the digital society. Read the press release and the opinion.

Annual Report 2017

The 2017 EDPS Annual Report presents an overview of all EDPS activities in 2017 and priorities for 2018, as well as analysing the progress made in achieving the aims set out in the EDPS Strategy. With 2018 set to be a landmark year for data protection, the EDPS remains committed to ensuring that the EU remains at the forefront of the global dialogue on data protection and privacy and continues to lead by example. Read the press release. - ICDPPC 2018 website

Watch the video!

The website of the ICDPPC2018 is now live at - Discover its features and stay tuned for updates on the programme of the conference.

Cloud computing

EDPS issues Guidelines on the use of Cloud Computing services by the European institutions & bodies. Read the Guidelines and press release.

EDPS Newsletter 58

The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!

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Accountability in practice

A new Regulation governing data processing by the EU institutions, bodies and agencies will soon replace the current Regulation 45/2001. To raise awareness on the current and new data protection rules the EDPS organised a series of workshops in Luxembourg this week.

Video of training is available here

Read blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

EDPS Newsletter 57

Ten things you might have missed in 2017: The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!

EAG Report 2018

The report by the EDPS' Ethics Advisory Group will help advance the debate on digital ethics that the EDPS will continue, focusing on how we can make technology work in the interests of human dignity, culminating at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners which the EDPS will co-host in October 2018.

Time running out to ensure effective data protection in the EU institutions

Through the GDPR, the EU has lead the way in safeguarding fundamental rights in the digital age.

Read latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli.