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10
Mar
2021

EDPB & EDPS adopt joint opinion on the Data Governance Act (DGA)

 

Brussels, 10 March - The EDPB and EDPS adopted a joint opinion on the proposal for a Data Governance Act (DGA). The DGA aims to foster the availability of data by increasing trust in data intermediaries* and by strengthening data-sharing mechanisms across the EU. In particular, the DGA intends to promote the availability of public sector data for reuse, sharing of data among businesses and allowing personal data to be used with the help of a ‘personal data-sharing intermediary’. The DGA also seeks to enable the use of data for altruistic purposes.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
8
Mar
2021

EDPS Opinion on Europol’s mandate review

The EDPS published today his Opinion on the proposed amendments to the Europol Regulation which aim, in part, to broaden the scope of Europol’s mandate in response to changes in the security landscape and increasingly complex threats. The Opinion assesses the necessity and proportionality of these proposed amendments, taking into account the importance of aligning the data protection rules for Europol with the data protection rules for other European institutions, bodies and agencies (EUIs), under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.  

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
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22
Feb
2021

Data protection is non-negotiable in international trade agreements

The EDPS published today his Opinion on two proposed agreements between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK): the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) and an agreement on the security procedures for exchanging and protecting classified information.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
10
Feb
2021

EDPS Opinions on the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act

The EDPS published Opinions today on the European Commission’s proposals for a Digital Services Act and a Digital Markets Act. Both Opinions aim to assist the EU legislators to shape a digital future rooted in EU values, including the protection of individuals’ fundamental rights, such as the right to data protection.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
15
Jan
2021

EDPB & EDPS adopt joint opinions on new sets of SCCs

Brussels, 15 January - The EDPB and EDPS have adopted joint opinions on two sets of contractual clauses (SCCs). One opinion on the SCCs for contracts between controllers and processors and one on the SCCs for the transfer of personal data to third countries.

The Controller-Processor SCCs will have an EU-wide effect and aim to ensure full harmonisation and legal certainty across the EU when it comes to contracts between controllers and their processors.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
29
Oct
2020

Strategy for EU institutions to comply with “Schrems II” Ruling

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued today a strategic document aiming to monitor compliance of European institutions, bodies, offices and agencies (EUIs) with the “Schrems II” Judgement in relation to transfers of personal data to third countries, and in particular, the United States.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
1
Sep
2020

Body temperature checks by EU institutions: Careful assessment and data protection safeguards are necessary

The European Data Protection Supervisor issued today orientations on the use of body temperature checks by Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies (EUIs) in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, highlighting that a careful assessment and appropriate data protection safeguards are necessary.  

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
17
Jul
2020

EDPS Statement following the Court of Justice ruling in Case C-311/18 Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Maximilian Schrems (“Schrems II”)

The EDPS welcomes that the Court of Justice of the European Union, in its landmark Grand Chamber judgment of 16 July 2020, reaffirmed the importance of maintaining a high level of protection of personal data transferred from the European Union to third countries.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
6
Jul
2020

EDPS Report: EU Institutions’ use of Data Protection Impact Assessments

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published a Report on how EU institutions, bodies and agencies (EUIs) carry out Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) when processing information that presents a high risk to the rights and freedom of natural persons.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
2
Jul
2020

The Hague Forum: Reinforcing cooperation for fair IT contracts in Europe

The Hague Forum, jointly organised with the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security and the European Commission, met for the second time, on 2 July. The Hague Forum is a cooperation platform for public authorities in the EU, EU institutions (EUIs) and other international organisations to exchange information and strengthen their negotiation power with ICT service providers, including cloud service and communications providers.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
30
Jun
2020

Shaping a Safer Digital Future: a new Strategy for a new decade

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Wojciech Wiewiórowski, published his Strategy for 2020-2024, which will focus on Digital Solidarity. In a connected world, where data flows across borders, solidarity within Europe and internationally will help to strengthen the right to data protection and make data work for people across the EU and beyond, he said.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
24
Jun
2020

European Commission’s GDPR Review: Stronger European solidarity for the enforcement of the GDPR

The EDPS welcomes the European Commission’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) review, published today that assesses the application of the Regulation after two years of experience with it.  

The EDPS agrees with the Commission’s positive evaluation. The GDPR has strengthened the fundamental right to data protection, and contributed to raising awareness about the importance of data privacy, both within the EU and in other parts of the world. 

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
22
Jun
2020

Joint FRA & EDPS statement: EU rights and data protection bodies: new technology and data protection have to go hand in hand

As EU countries continue rolling out new coronavirus contact-tracing apps, the data protection and privacy risks remain high on the agenda. Amid these developments, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) renew their cooperation agreement today to further strengthen data protection across the EU. Both FRA and EDPS argue that respect for fundamental rights, including privacy and data protection, has to be centre stage to make tracing apps, or any other technology, a success.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
23
Mar
2020

EDPS closes investigation into European Parliament’s 2019 election activities

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has closed its investigation into the European Parliament’s use of a US-based political campaigning company to process personal data as part of its activities relating to the 2019 EU parliamentary elections. The contract between the European Parliament and NationBuilder came to a natural end in July 2019 and all data collected has been transferred to the European Parliament’s servers, the EDPS announced today.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
18
Mar
2020

EDSB-Jahresbericht 2019: neue EU-Datenschutzvorschriften müssen zu zugesagten Ergebnissen führen

Da nun neue Rechtsvorschriften zum Datenschutz in der EU in Kraft sind, besteht unsere größte Herausforderung in der Zeit ab 2020 darin, dafür zu sorgen, dass diese Rechtsvorschriften zu den versprochenen Ergebnissen führen, erklärte der Europäische Datenschutzbeauftragte (EDSB) heute bei der Veröffentlichung seines Jahresberichts 2019.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch
19
Dec
2019

Der EDSB veröffentlicht neue Leitlinien für den Grundsatz der Verhältnismäßigkeit, die eine datenschutzgerechte Politikgestaltung erleichtern sollen

Die neuen Leitlinien des Europäischen Datenschutzbeauftragten (EDSB) zur Bewertung der Grundsätze der Verhältnismäßigkeit zielen darauf ab, den politischen Entscheidungsträgern praktische Instrumente an die Hand zu geben, die ihnen helfen sollen, die Einhaltung der vorgeschlagenen EU-Maßnahmen, die sich auf die Grundrechte auf Privatsphäre und den Schutz personenbezogener Daten auswirken würden, mit der Charta der Grundrechte zu bewerten, erklärt

Verfügbare Sprachen: Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch
12
Dec
2019

EDSB übernimmt neue Aufsichtsfunktion bei Eurojust

Heute tritt ein neuer Aufsichtsrahmen für die Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten bei der Agentur der Europäischen Union für justizielle Zusammenarbeit in Strafsachen (Eurojust) in Kraft. In Übereinstimmung mit den neuen Regeln ist der Europäische Datenschutzbeauftragte (EDSB) ab jetzt für die Überwachung der Einhaltung der geltenden EU Datenschutzregeln durch Eurojust verantwortlich.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch