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Press Releases

Press Releases

2017

21/11/2017
21
Nov
2017

Press Statement: EDPS calls for swift agreement on new Regulation

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.

20/11/2017
20
Nov
2017

EDPS supports a more coherent approach to border management and security

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.

03/10/2017
3
Oct
2017

2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners to focus on Digital Ethics

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).

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01/08/2017
1
Aug
2017

A digital Europe needs data protection

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.

04/05/2017
4
May
2017

The state of privacy 2017: EDPS provides mid-mandate report

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.

24/04/2017
24
Apr
2017

EDPS calls for strong and smart new rules to protect confidentiality of communications

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.

12/04/2017
12
Apr
2017

Privacy-friendly policymaking made easier: EDPS issues the necessity toolkit

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.

15/03/2017
15
Mar
2017

EDPS sees opportunities for stronger consumer and data protection

Individuals are entitled to enjoy the same rights online as they do offline, under EU law. This includes when consuming goods and services, whether they are supplied in exchange for money or not.

13/03/2017
13
Mar
2017

Press Statement - 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners to be hosted in Brussels

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.

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07/03/2017
7
Mar
2017

EDPS calls for consistent improvements in the approach to EU border policy

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).