European Data Protection Supervisor
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Press Releases

Press Releases

2018

11/12/2018
11
Dec
2018

EDPS welcomes adoption of new data protection rules for EU institutions

The adoption of new data protection rules for the EU institutions and bodies represents another vital step forward in the development of a comprehensive EU framework for data protection in the digital age, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said today.

24/10/2018
24
Oct
2018

EDPS welcomes delegates to Brussels 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) welcomed over 1000 delegates to the European Parliament in Brussels this morning to debate digital ethics, as part of the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC).

08/10/2018
8
Oct
2018

EDPS calls for closer alignment between consumer and data protection rules in the EU

Consumer law and data protection can no longer afford to work in silos. The EU needs a big-picture approach to addressing systemic harms to individuals in digital markets, involving closer cooperation between enforcers in order to avoid legal uncertainty, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said, as he published his Opinion on the legislative package A New Deal for Consumers.

03/10/2018
3
Oct
2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook joins stellar line-up for 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) is pleased to announce that Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, will deliver the keynote speech at Debating Ethics, the public session of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, on Wednesday 24 October 2018.

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31/05/2018
31
May
2018

EDPS calls for workable technology which serves the interests of society

The public debate on the online manipulation and misuse of personal data for tracking and profiling has received unprecedented attention in recent weeks.

23/05/2018
23
May
2018

EDPS welcomes agreement on new data protection rules for the EU institutions and bodies

Just two days from now, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become fully applicable to all companies and organisations operating within the EU.

16/04/2018
16
Apr
2018

EDPS calls for wider debate on the future of information sharing in the EU

The EU needs a smarter approach to information sharing in order to address challenges relating to security and border management. Interoperability, the process of enabling large-scale EU databases to communicate and exchange information, might prove a useful tool, but it is also likely to have profound legal and societal consequences, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said today, as he published his

26/03/2018
26
Mar
2018

EDPS helping EU institutions to prepare for new chapter in EU data protection

Two months before the new data protection rules set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) become applicable, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has published two new sets of Guidelines. The Guidelines provide advice to the EU institutions on how to adapt to this new chapter in EU data protection, which is notable for the emphasis it places on the principle of accountability.

20/03/2018
20
Mar
2018

EDPS advocates an extension of the scope of protection afforded to individuals’ interests in the digital society

The ever-increasing pervasiveness of big data analytics and artificial intelligence in our daily lives has a varied impact on civic engagement in decision-making and on the barriers to public involvement in democratic processes, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) says today as he publishes his Opinion.

20/03/2018
20
Mar
2018

Data Protection and Privacy in 2018: Going beyond the GDPR

2018 will be a landmark year for data protection. As co-host of the 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) and a key player in the reform and implementation of the new EU data protection framework, the EDPS will remain at the forefront of the global dialogue on data protection and privacy in the digital age, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said today, as he presented his 2017 Annual Report to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE).