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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.

EDPS Newsletter 59

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.