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Useful infographics and documents to help you stay informed about your rights and responsibilities regarding data protection.

28
Jan
2020

The EDPS quick-guide to necessity and proportionality

Processing of personal data - be it collection, storage, use or disclosure - constitutes a limitation on the right to the protection of personal data and must comply with EU law. This requires ensuring that it is both necessary and proportional.

The 8 steps outlined in "The EDPS quick-guide to necessity and proportionality" will help you assess the compatibility of measures impacting the  fundamental rights to privacy and to the protection of personal data with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

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27
Sep
2019

Checklists and flowcharts on data protection

Administrative fines and sanctions under Regulation EU 2018/1725
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Checklist 1: What are the duties of the controller?
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Checklist 2: What are the duties of the processor?
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Checklist 3: What is required in a processing agreement?
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Flowchart: data transfers in the context of Brexit
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Flowchart: Are you a processor, controller, or joint controller?
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Powers of the EDPS under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725
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Useful points and questions on data protection
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24
Jul
2019

Stay cool this summer - 11 tips to be secure online on holiday

Summer holidays are a chance to relax, but they can be a source of high stress themselves if you are not safe online. To help with this, the European Data Protection Supervisor has created a simple guide of 11 tips to help you stay secure while using your computer, smartphone and tablet – and in a sunny mood!

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11
Dec
2018

New data protection rules for EU institutions and how they affect YOU

Personal data protection is about people. It is a fundamental right. The new data protection rules for EU Institutions, agencies and bodies give people more control over their personal data.  They are designed to ensure that personal information is protected no matter where it is sent, processed or stored. This factsheet explains how the new data protection rules for EU institutions affect you.

11
Dec
2018

Documenting data processing: The EDPS guide to ensuring accountability

The key word of the new data protection rules for EU institutions, bodies and agencies is accountability. If you are responsible for processing personal data on behalf of your institution, you are accountable for what you do, why you do it and the way you do it. This means that you need to make sure that you not only comply with data protection law, but that you can demonstrate this compliance. This factsheet will guide you in ensuring accountability.