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Press Release EDPS welcomes 500th prior-check notification and introduces online public register of notifications for greater transparency

05/05/2009
5
May
2009

On 30 April, in his sixth year of activity, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) received the 500th prior-check notification on a processing of personal data in the EU administration. For reasons of transparency, a register of all notifications for prior checking received by the EDPS is now publicly available on the EDPS website.

Publication Ex-post audits - EACI

Wednesday, 9 October, 2013
9
Oct
2013

Letter regarding the EACI notification for prior-checking on ex-post audits (Case 2013-0826)

Publication Complaints and Requests - F4E

Tuesday, 10 September, 2013
10
Sep
2013

Letter concerning ex-post prior-checking notification regarding F4E's "Complaints and Requests" (Case 2013-0709)

Publication Local agents - EIB

Tuesday, 5 November, 2013
5
Nov
2013

Opinion on a prior check notification regarding EIB local agents (Case 2013-0606)

Publication Transfer of Data to the Scientific Council - ERCEA

Monday, 8 April, 2013
8
Apr
2013

Letter regarding a notification for prior-checking on the "Transfer of Data to the Scientific Council" by the ERCEA (Case 2012-0831)

Press Release EDPS Annual report 2007: enhanced data protection needs to be delivered in practice

15/05/2008
15
May
2008

Today, Peter Hustinx, Supervisor, and Joaquín Bayo Delgado, Assistant Supervisor, presented their fourth Annual Report to the press. The report runs through the main features of the EDPS activities in 2007, notably with regard to supervisory and consultative tasks. It also emphasises the impact of the Lisbon Treaty that provides for an enhanced protection of personal data.

Press Release EDPS Annual Report 2008: first mandate concludes with substantial progress in data protection compliance

24/09/2009
24
Sep
2009

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has issued his Annual Report which covers 2008 as the fourth full year of activity of the EDPS as a new independent supervisory authority. This Report also concludes the first EDPS mandate and provides an opportunity to take stock of developments since the start.

Press Release EDPS reports on EU institutions and bodies' compliance with their data protection obligations

15/05/2008
15
May
2008

On 14 May, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) presented his general report measuring the implementation of Regulation (EC) 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the institutions and bodies of the Community.

Press Release Data protection compliance in the EU administration: EDPS reports overall good progress and will step up verification in practice

23/06/2009
23
Jun
2009

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has issued his second general report measuring progress made in the implementation of data protection rules and principles by Community institutions and bodies, as laid down in the Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 45/2001).

Press Release Strong data protection to improve EU approach to serious crimes

03/06/2013
3
Jun
2013

Robust data protection considerations can strengthen the credibility of investigations into serious crimes in the EU. This is the message the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) sent in his opinion published today on the Commission proposal for a new legal framework for the EU Agency for Law Enforcement and Training (Europol).

Register 2013-0606

Register Number Case Number Institution Description Opinion date Opinion
1011
2013-0606
EIB Local Agents
Tue, 05/11/2013
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Publication 2013 Annual report - A single set of rules for all: EU Data Protection Reform can support businesses and protect citizens

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014
1
Apr
2014

In 2013, in the context of his consultation work advising on new legislative measures, the review of the EU legal framework for data protection continued to be at the top of the EDPS agenda and will remain a priority in 2014. The Digital Agenda and the privacy risks of new technologies were also significant features of 2013.

The implementation of the Stockholm programme in the area of freedom, security and justice and issues in the internal market, such as financial sector reform, and in public health and consumer affairs, also had an impact on data protection. The EDPS also increased his cooperation with other supervisory authorities, particularly with regard to large-scale IT systems.

In the supervision of EU institutions and bodies, when processing personal data, the EDPS interacted with more data protection officers in more institutions and bodies in 2013 than ever before. In addition, a number of EDPS surveys revealed that most EU institutions and bodies, including many agencies, have made good progress in complying with the data protection Regulation, although there are still some which should increase their efforts.

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Press Release An important and welcome step towards stronger and more effective data protection in Europe

22/10/2013
22
Oct
2013

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) welcomes the outcome of the vote last night by the European Parliamentary Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on the data protection reform package.

Publication 2012 Annual report - 'Smart, sustainable, inclusive Europe' : only with stronger and more effective data protection

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013
29
May
2013

In the course of 2012, we once again set new benchmarks in different areas of activity. In the supervision of EU institutions and bodies, when processing personal data, we interacted with more data protection officers in more institutions and bodies than ever before. In addition, we saw the effects of our new enforcement policy: most EU institutions and bodies, including many agencies, are making good progress in complying with the Data Protection Regulation, although there are still some which should increase their efforts.

In the consultation of new legislative measures, we issued a record number of opinions on a wide range of subjects. The Review of the EU legal framework for data protection was at the top of our agenda. However, the implementation of the Stockholm programme in the area of freedom, security and justice and the Digital Agenda, as well as issues in the internal market, such as financial sector reform and in public health and consumer affairs, also had an impact on data protection. We also increased our cooperation with other supervisory authorities.

You can get a paper version of this Annual Report from the EU Bookshop.

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Publication 2014 Annual Report - EU Data Protection Reform: a historic opportunity for Europe

Thursday, 2 July, 2015
2
Jul
2015

2014 was a year of transition for the EDPS, marked by the delayed selection and appointment of a new Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor. Despite the resulting uncertainty, the EDPS under the calm authority and tireless efforts of Peter Hustinx, whose 10-year tenure as EDPS drew to a close in 2014, continued to make significant progress in mainstreaming data protection in EU policymaking.

Building on this legacy, the EDPS' priorities for 2015, as part of the five year strategy of the dynamic team of new Supervisors, is to help the EU to speak with one voice on data protection to uphold the rights and interests of the individual in our digitalised society. To this end, the adoption of the data protection reform will be a significant milestone for Europe and an important message to the rest of the world.

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Press Release EDPS Annual Report 2010: an increased effort is required to ensure effective data protection in practice

15/06/2011
15
Jun
2011

Today Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), and Giovanni Buttarelli, Assistant Supervisor, presented their Annual Report of activities for 2010 to the press. This Report covers the sixth full year of activity of the EDPS as a new, independent supervisory body.

Publication Implementing rules

Tuesday, 8 May, 2012
8
May
2012
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Press Release EDPS launches first Annual Report of new data protection era

26/02/2019
26
Feb
2019

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).

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