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Newsletter #99

In this Newsletter, find out more about our top consultations and complaints dealt with in 2022, our activities for data protection day. As well as our latest Opinions, including one that may have an impact on your holidays, and one concerning your instant payments.

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Marching together as Europeans

"I strongly believe that we, as Europeans, must renew our commitment to this endless march that is the European Union process, in which we all advance together towards more democracy, more prosperity and more respect for fundamental rights" - Read blogpost, written by EDPS Director, to mark Data Protection Day.


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.

  • Watch the European Data Protection Supervisor's video to mark Data Protection Day 2023.
  • Read the op-ed by Wojciech Wiewiórowski published in Euractiv.
  • Read the article by Wojciech Wiewiórowski published in The Brussels Times.

Data Protection Day: Your Data, Your Rights

EU data protection law grants people a certain number of rights when their data is processed by an EU institution.

Read our factsheet and learn more about your rights.

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Secure instant payments for individuals in the EU

EDPS welcomes the proposed Regulation aiming to increase the use of instant credit transfers, in an efficient and accurate way.

Read Press Release

Read Opinion

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New Podcast: The Newsletter Digest!

Introducing our brand NEW podcast series, the #NewsletterDigest, which aims to bring you closer to some of the work we do to shape a safer digital future, in just under 10 minutes. Have a listen here!

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Newsletter 98

Our last newsletter of the year 2022 is out now!

Read newsletter 98

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Reiterating our commitment to support Data Protection Officers of the EU institutions

At the EDPS, we attach huge importance to these bi-annual meetings with the DPO network, as these allow us to enhance our cooperation, and to acknowledge the efficient and hard work of the DPOs of the EUIs over the years.

Read blogpost on the latest meeting with the DPO network


IPEN webinar on central bank digital currency

On 1st December at 14:30 CET, the EDPS organised an IPEN Webinar to discuss the state of the art of the available design options in the field of transaction validation, auditability and monitoring for compliant and privacy-enhancing solutions.