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Jul
2022
22
Jul
2022

Protecting the personal data of EU producers

While supporting the Proposal for a Regulation on geographical indications for wine, spirits, agricultural products, and quality schemes for agricultural products in its Opinion published today, the EDPS recommends that a number of measures related to the processing of personal data are clarified and added.

Available languages: English
20
Jul
2022

Proposal on asset recovery and confiscation: EDPS welcomes commitment to data protection

In its Opinion published today on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on recovery and confiscation of assets, the EDPS recognises that processing personal data in this context is liable to have a significant impact on the individuals concerned and constitutes an interference with individuals’ rights guaranteed by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, including the right to data protection.

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14
Jul
2022

European Health Data Space must ensure strong protection for electronic health data

Brussels, 14 July - The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) have adopted their Joint Opinion on the European Commission’s Proposal for the European Health Data Space (EHDS). The Proposal aims to facilitate the creation of a European Health Union and to enable the EU to make full use of the potential offered by a safe and secure exchange, use and reuse of health data.

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12
Jul
2022

New EU funding rules: processing of personal data must be clarified

In its Opinion published today, the EDPS fully supports the goals of the proposed amendments to the financial rules on the general budget of the European Union, but strongly recommends specifying the types of personal data to be processed, from where this data is sourced, as well as the means and duration of the processing.  

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27
Jun
2022

Amended Europol Regulation weakens data protection supervision

Following the publication of the amended Europol Regulation in the Official Journal of the EU today, the EDPS expresses its concerns that the amendments, which will enter into force on 28 June 2022, weaken the fundamental right to data protection and do not ensure an appropriate oversight of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol).

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17
Jun
2022

EDPS Conference 2022: A pan-European approach is going to be necessary for effective enforcement

This week, on 16 and 17 June 2022, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Wojciech Wiewiórowski welcomed over 2000 participants, both in-person and remotely, at his conference titled, “The future of data protection: effective enforcement in the digital world”.

With a line-up of over 100 distinguished speakers sharing their different views and visions, a total of 16 breakout sessions, workshops, and more, the two-day conference of the EDPS fostered crucial conversations on the future of data protection.

Available languages: English
20
May
2022

A new United Nations convention on cybercrime: fundamental rights come first

The EDPS published on 18 May 2022 its Opinion concerning the EU’s participation in the United Nations’ negotiations for a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes (the future UN convention on cybercrime).

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18
May
2022

EDPS welcomes much-needed harmonised rules on cybersecurity and information security for all EUIs.

On 17 May 2022, the EDPS published two Opinions, one on the Proposal for a Regulation laying down measures for a high common level of cybersecurity in the EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies (EUIs) (‘Cybersecurity Proposal’) and

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28
Apr
2022

EDPS launches pilot phase of two social media platforms

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) launches today the public pilot phase of two social media platforms: EU Voice  and EU Video.

EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies (EUIs) participating in the pilot phase of these platforms will be able to interact with the public by sharing short texts, images and videos on EU Voice; and by sharing, uploading, commenting videos and podcasts on EU Video.

Available languages: English
20
Apr
2022

Annual Report 2021: an efficient administration respects the rule of law

Today, the EDPS published its Annual Report 2021. The report highlights the EDPS’ achievements regarding European Union institutions’ (EU institutions) compliance with the data protection framework. The Report also underscores the EDPS’ increasing role in advocating for the respect of privacy and data protection in EU legislation.

Available languages: English
12
Apr
2022

EDPS issues a reprimand to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) for moving to the cloud without proper data protection assessment

On 1 April 2022, the EDPS reprimanded the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) for a breach of the Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, applicable to Union institutions, offices, bodies and agencies.

Available languages: English
16
Mar
2022

EDPB & EDPS adopt joint opinion on the extension of the EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation

The EDPB and EDPS have adopted a joint opinion on the European Commission’s proposals to extend the current Regulations on the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) by 12 months and to amend certain provisions, such as a broadening of the types of COVID tests accepted in the context of travels within the EU and clarifying that vaccination certificates should contain the number of doses administered to the holder, regardless of the Member State in which t

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4
Mar
2022

EDPS report: EU Institutions’ resilience to COVID-19

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published a report on the new processing operations,  and on the IT tools that EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies (EUIs) introduced to ensure business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic and the compliance of these activities with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.

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18
Feb
2022

Data protection and use of cloud by public sector: the EDPS initiates and participates in the 2022 Coordinated Enforcement Action of the EDPB

The 2022 Coordinated Enforcement Action (CEF) of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) officially kicked off on 15 February 2022 with a series of actions that will be taken by the 22 participating supervisory authorities competent at national and EU level.

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21
Jan
2022

International cooperation to fight crime should comply with EU law

The EDPS published on 20 January 2022 his Opinion on two Proposals: one to authorise EU Member States to sign the second Protocol to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, and one to authorise EU Member States to ratify this same Protocol.

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19
Jan
2022

New Regulation on European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) will strengthen personal data protection of asylum seekers

Today marks the entry into force of Regulation 2021/2303, establishing a European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) to replace and succeed to the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), and transform it into a fully-fledged asylum agency.

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