EDPS Opinion on the Commission Package on free and fair European elections.
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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.
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.
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.
Blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli.
Highlights of the International Conference available here
International Conference 2018 – Debating Ethics: Dignity and Respect in Data Driven Life
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Press release on the upcoming 2018 International Conference.
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: https://www.coe.int/en/web/data-protection/-/and-52-and-53-
A special international conference edition of the EDPS Newsletter is now online!
Read the results of the consultation.
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.
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 https://www.privacyconference2018.org/
Early-bird rates are now extended until 10 September! Register now!
Read the programme of the EDPS/EDPB side event on GDPR.
Opinion on the security of identity cards of Union citizens and other documents.
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.
The EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design for mHealth applications is extended until 3 August.
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Register here for the 2018 International Conference (ICDPPC).
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.
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!
EDPS welcomes agreement on new data protection rules for EU institutions and bodies. Read the press release.
Take part in it and make your voice heard!
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!
The EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design contest is open for submissions!
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Press release from the Article 29 Working Party.
EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design contest to be launched in April!
More information here.
Read the latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli.
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.
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 http://c.connectedviews.com/01/SitePlayer/eca?session=12879
Read blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.
Ten things you might have missed in 2017: The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!
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.
Through the GDPR, the EU has lead the way in safeguarding fundamental rights in the digital age.
Read latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli.