European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Press Releases

Press Releases

2017

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).