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Guidelines on Data Breach
07/12/2018

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.

Data Protection Regulation for EU Institutions
27/11/2018

The Regulation 2018/1725 will apply as from 11 December 2018 bringing the data protection rules for EU Institutions and bodies in line with the standards imposed on all other EU organisations 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.

Convention 108 - Stefano Rodotà award
27/11/2018

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?
19/11/2018

Blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli.

Conference Highlights
09/11/2018

Highlights of the International Conference available here

Comic book on Digital Ethics
24/10/2018
EDPS welcomes delegates to the International Conference
24/10/2018

Read the Press Release

EDPS Newsletter 64
19/10/2018

The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!

'A New Deal for Consumers'
08/10/2018

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

Read Opinion and press release

New addition to stellar line-up of speakers
03/10/2018

Press release on the upcoming 2018 International Conference.

Convention 108 - Cabo Verde and Mexico
02/10/2018

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-

EDPS Newsletter 63
27/09/2018

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

Public Consultation on Digital Ethics
25/09/2018

Read the results of the consultation.

GDPR for EU institutions adopted by the EP
13/09/2018

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
06/09/2018

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 https://www.privacyconference2018.org/

International Conference 2018 - Early bird rates extended
31/08/2018

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

International Conference - Side event on GDPR
23/08/2018

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

Two months to go till the 2018 Privacy Conference - book your seats now!
22/08/2018
Security of identity cards of Union citizens
Security of identity cards of Union citizens
10/08/2018

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

 

International Organisations demonstrate dedication to data protection
17/07/2018

Blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

Let’s get ethical
17/07/2018
EDPS formal comments on the proposal for a Directive on copyright
03/07/2018

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
28/06/2018

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

Join the contest now!

EDPS Newsletter 62
27/06/2018

The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!

Register now!
04/06/2018

Register here for the 2018 International Conference (ICDPPC).

EDPS Newsletter 61
01/06/2018

The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!

Embarking on a challenging journey towards the new Regulation: the 43rd DPO-EDPS meeting
31/05/2018

Blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

Privacy by Design
31/05/2018

EDPS preliminary opinion on Privacy by Design.

Read the press release and the opinion.

GDPR Day
29/05/2018

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!
25/05/2018

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
23/05/2018

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
15/05/2018

Blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

Public consultation on Digital ethics in now open!
15/05/2018

Take part in it and make your voice heard!

EU Open Day 2018
03/05/2018

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
30/04/2018

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

'Accept and continue': billions are clocking into digital sweat factories without realising it
30/04/2018

Read the blogpost!

EDPS Newsletter 60
26/04/2018

The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!

Interoperability
16/04/2018

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
11/04/2018

Press release from the Article 29 Working Party.

EDPS/IPEN mHealth prize project
28/03/2018

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

More information here.

EDPS Newsletter 59
27/03/2018

The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield two years on
26/03/2018

Read the latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli.

Guidelines on IT Government and IT Management
23/03/2018

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

Online manipulation and personal data
21/03/2018

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
20/03/2018

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.

privacyconference2018.org - ICDPPC 2018 website
19/03/2018

Watch the video!

The website of the ICDPPC2018 is now live at www.privacyconference2018.org - Discover its features and stay tuned for updates on the programme of the conference.

Cloud computing
16/03/2018

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

EDPS Newsletter 58
27/02/2018

The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!

Graphics presenting a training given by a coach
Accountability in practice
31/01/2018

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.

EDPS Newsletter 57
26/01/2018

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

EAG Report 2018
25/01/2018

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
22/01/2018

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

Read latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli.