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).
European Data Protection Days Conference, Keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Berlin, Germany
15 May 2017
EReg Association, Presentation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium
17-19 May 2017
20th Annual IBA Transnational Crime Conference, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski in panel on Data privacy: challenges in internal cross-border investigations and criminal defence work, Lisbon, Portugal
18 May 2017
Data Driven Life, EDPS Workshop on Ethics, Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium
19 May 2017
Giovanni Buttarelli meeting with Julian King, Commissioner for Security Union, Brussels, Belgium
24 May 2017
European Association of Telecom Network Operators, Data Protection Officers' Meeting, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium
24 May 2017
Guestlecture by Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Data Protection KU Leuven - Why Will We Love Internet of Things and Why Should We Be Careful Being in Love, Brussels, Belgium
25 May 2017
Legal regulations of the blockchain technology and digital currencies in the world, Speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski (via a video link), Warsaw, Poland