Eleven months have passed since the Commission issued its proposal for the new Regulation governing data protection in the EU institutions and bodies. The proposal aims to align the provisions of the current Regulation (EC) 45/2001 with the rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to achieve a stronger and more coherent data protection framework in the Union.
Several different large-scale IT databases are used by the EU to facilitate police cooperation and to help manage borders and migration. The EU aims to improve the efficiency of these databases by making them more interoperable, or capable of communicating and exchanging information. While we endorse attempts to develop a more coherent approach to border management and cooperation, this is a complex topic.
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Giovanni Buttarelli, and the Chairman of the Commission for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Bulgaria (CPDP), Ventislav Karadjov, would like to extend their warmest congratulations to the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data in Hong Kong, who hosted this year’s thought provoking edition of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC).
The successful implementation of an EU-wide once-only principle to enable the lawful exchange of data across EU borders depends on ensuring that the relevant data protection principles are respected, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said today, as he published his Opinion on the Commission’s proposal for a Regulation establishing a single digital gateway and the once-only principle.
As we approach the mid-point of the current EDPS mandate and continue the countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU must build on current momentum to reinforce its position as the leading force in the global dialogue on data protection and privacy in the digital age, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said today to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), as he presented his 2016 Annual Report.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents one of the EU’s greatest achievements in recent years, but without a complementary and effective legal tool to protect the fundamental right to private life, of which the confidentiality of our communications is a vital component, the EU privacy and data protection framework remains incomplete, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said today, as he published his Opinion on the ePrivacy Regulation.
As part of our commitment to facilitating responsible and informed policymaking, the EDPS has published a necessity toolkit. The toolkit is designed to help policymakers identify the impact of new laws on the fundamental right to data protection and determine the cases in which the limitation of this right is truly necessary.
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Giovanni Buttarelli and the Chairman of the Commission for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Bulgaria, Ventsislav Karadjov thank the Members, the Chair and the Executive Committee of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) for their confidence in them to jointly host the prestigious 40th annual conference in October 2018.
In recent years, the Commission has proposed several initiatives aimed at ensuring EU borders remain safe and secure. Though we support these efforts, it is vital to ensure that the proposals fully respect the fundamental rights of those concerned, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said today, as he issued his Opinion on the proposed European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS).
Administrative transparency and access to information 2017, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli (via videoconference), Milan, Italy
15. November 2017
Wojciech Wiewiórowski pays an accountability visit to the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Brussels, Belgium
17. November 2017
The new general data protection regulation, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli (via videolink) in conference Sicurezza 2017, Milan, Italy
16. November 2017
Giovanni Buttarelli meeting with Kent Walker, Google General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Brussels, Belgium
16. November 2017
Digital revolution in public administration, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli (via videolink), Chieti, Italy
21. November 2017
"Data processing and the role of Data Protection Officer", Lectio Magistralis by Giovanni Buttarelli at Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca In Storia del Diritto, Filosofia e Sociologia del Diritto e Informatica Giuridica (CIRSFID), Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy
21. November 2017
Presentation of the EDPS Opinion on interoperability, Speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski at Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
24. November 2017
Giovanni Buttarelli speech in workshop for experts at European University Institute, Florence, Italy