European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Press Releases

Press Releases

2019

12/12/2019
12
Dec
2019

EDPS takes on new supervisory role at Eurojust

A new supervisory framework for the processing of personal data at the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust) comes into force today. Under the new rules, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) takes over responsibility for monitoring Eurojust’s compliance with the applicable EU rules on data protection.

06/12/2019
6
Dec
2019

Wojciech Wiewiórowski to serve as European Data Protection Supervisor from 2019-2024

The appointment of Wojciech Wiewiórowski as the new European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) was confirmed on 5 December 2019. The Pole, who served as Assistant Supervisor under the late Giovanni Buttarelli during the 2014-2019 mandate, takes up his new position today.

03/12/2019
3
Dec
2019

EDPS looks back on a pivotal five years for data protection

The past five years have witnessed significant changes in European and international approaches to data protection.

28/11/2019
28
Nov
2019

EDPS investigates European Parliament’s 2019 election activities and takes enforcement actions

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) is carrying out an 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 election, the Assistant EDPS announced today.

07/11/2019
7
Nov
2019

EDPS calls for a pragmatic and balanced approach in the fight against crime

In a world transformed by new technologies, it is vital to ensure that law enforcement and judicial authorities have access to the necessary information and tools that are effective in the fight against terrorism and other crimes.

22/10/2019
22
Oct
2019

EDPS software receives Global Privacy and Data Protection Award

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has received the Global Privacy and Data Protection Award for innovation. The award recognises EDPS efforts to develop a Website Evidence Collector and was presented at the annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC), taking place this year in Tirana, Albania.

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21/10/2019
21
Oct
2019

EDPS investigation into IT contracts: stronger cooperation to better protect rights of all individuals

Cooperation between public authorities in the Member States, EU institutions and other international organisations is essential to ensure that contractual arrangements and measures with Microsoft provide the same level of protection for individual rights throughout the European Economic Area (EEA).

10/07/2019
10
Jul
2019

Press Statement - Data Protection and Competitiveness in the Digital Age

More than 300 guests attended a high-calibre panel discussion yesterday on the challenges for data protection and competitiveness in the digital age. Organised by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI), topics up for discussion included possibilities for cooperation between regulators and the challenges new technologies pose to effective data protection.

12/06/2019
12
Jun
2019

Internet Privacy Engineering Network discusses state of the art technology for privacy and data protection

The 2019 Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN) workshop takes place today at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy. Co-hosted by LUISS University and the Università di Roma Tor Vergata, this year’s workshop will focus on what constitutes state of the art technology in data protection by design, in an effort to help establish a common understanding of this concept, the European Data Protection Supervisor explained.

03/06/2019
3
Jun
2019

Press Release - EDPS flags data protection issues on EU institutions’ websites

An inspection carried out by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) on the websites of major EU institutions and bodies revealed data protection and data security issues in seven out of the ten websites inspected. Each of the institutions concerned has received recommendations from the EDPS on how to ensure their websites are fully compliant with data protection rules and the relevant institutions have reacted swiftly to start rectifying the problems identified, the European Data Protection Supervisor said today.

16/05/2019
16
May
2019

Press Statement - Europe votes 2019: Data protection is a prerequisite for fair and democratic elections

The European parliamentary elections are increasingly in the spotlight as the polls of 23-26 May approach. In the face of ongoing political turbulence, it is important that the EU continue to lead the way in promoting a healthy civic society through a robust election process.

08/04/2019
8
Apr
2019

EDPS investigates contractual agreements concerning software used by EU institutions

As the supervisory authority for all EU institutions, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) is responsible for enforcing and monitoring their compliance with data protection rules. In this capacity, the EDPS is undertaking an investigation into the compliance of contractual arrangements concluded between the EU institutions and Microsoft, the European Data Protection Supervisor said today.

26/02/2019
26
Feb
2019

EDPS launches first Annual Report of new data protection era

2018 was a busy year for the EDPS and a pivotal year for data protection in general. Under new data protection rules, the rights of every individual living in the EU are now better protected than ever, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said today, as he presented his 2018 Annual Report to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE).