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EDPS Newsletter 71

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Blogpost: Working with international organisations to lead the way in data protection

Latest blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

Data Protection and Competitiveness in the Digital Age

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IPEN discusses state of the art technology

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Inspection on EU institutions’ websites

The EDPS carried out an inspection on the websites of major EU institutions and bodies.

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EDPS Newsletter 70

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Blogpost: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Regulation 2018/1725

Latest blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

Europe votes 2019: Data protection is a prerequisite for fair and democratic elections

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IAPP 2019 Privacy Leadership Award

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has honoured the European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, with the 2019 Privacy Leadership Award.

The IAPP Privacy Leadership Award is given once per year to individuals who demonstrate an “ongoing commitment to furthering privacy policy, promoting recognition of privacy issues and advancing the growth and visibility of the privacy profession”.

Blogpost: Tracking data protection trends in the EU institutions

Latest blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

Blogpost: We need to talk about terms and conditions

Latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli

EDPS Newsletter 69

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IPEN Workshop - 12 June 2019

Registration is open!

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Vacancy notice for the European Data Protection Supervisor
EDPS investigates contractual agreements concerning EUI software

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EDPS Newsletter 68

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EDPS-ENISA Conference on personal data breaches

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The EDPS and ENISA organize the conference 'Towards accessing the risk in personal data breaches' in Brussels on the 4th of April 2019.

The conference aims to address the aspect of assessing the risk of personal data breaches under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - (EU) 2016/679 and the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 for the processing of personal data by EU Institutions and bodies .

Annual Report 2018

2018 was a busy year for the EDPS and a pivotal year for data protection in general. The 2018 Annual Report provides an insight into all EDPS activities in 2018, including our efforts to prepare for the new legislation. Under new data protection rules, the rights of every individual living in the EU are now better protected than ever. Read the press release.

EDPS Podcast: Being a DPO in the public sector

'Being a DPO in the public sector: the EU side of things' EDPS podcast.

Assessing proportionality of measures

EDPS  stakeholders’ consultation on the draft version of the guidelines.

EDPS Newsletter 67

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How to unmask and fight online manipulation

Follow online our conference on elections and online manipulation.

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Twitter #Europevotes2019 #EUelections2019

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EDPS #DebatingEthics: onto the next round

We closed the public session of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in October 2018 with a promise to continue the discussion on digital ethics. With the launch of our new #DebatingEthics Conversations, a series of six interactive webinars that will then also be released as podcasts, we aim to provide an open platform for this urgent debate.

Each webinar will revolve around a specific theme and bring together different perspectives. Our provisional programme is as follows:

28 February 2019: #DebatingEthics 1 - Digital ethics and the law
30 April 2019: #DebatingEthics 2 - Digitalisation and the future of work
19 June 2019: #DebatingEthics 3 - The environmental impact of new technologies
4 September 2019: #DebatingEthics 4 - Growing up in the digital age
20 November 2019: #DebatingEthics 5 - Digital platforms and their impact on relationships
5 December 2019: #DebatingEthics 6 - Why #DebatingEthics? Revisited

Each webinar will be open for anyone to listen in and comment or ask questions at the end of the discussion. How can moral reasoning help us shape responsible technological development? Follow our updates here and on Twitter and join us in #DebatingEthics.

EPIC 2019 International Privacy Champion Award

EPIC presented the 2019 International Privacy Champion Award to Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor. This prestigious prize is awarded every year to distinguished representatives in the field of the fundamental rights to privacy and data protection. The EPIC award was presented at CPDP conference in Brussels, Belgium on January 30, 2019.

EDPS Newsletter 66

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Data Protection Day

On 28 January each year, member states of the Council of Europe and EU institutions celebrate Data Protection Day. It marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s data protection convention, known as “Convention 108”. It was the first binding international law concerning individuals’ rights to the protection of their personal data.

Conference Report - 40th ICDPPC

The official report of the 40th edition of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.

Promoting a new culture of data protection

EDPS presents the Annual Management Plan 2019.

Smart glasses and data protection

First Technology Monitoring report of the EDPS on smart glasses.

How to unmask and fight online manipulation

Registrations to the event on elections and online manipulation are now closed.

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