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Publication Phase-out of prior checks under Article 27 of Regulation (EC) No. 45/2001

Monday, 14 May, 2018
14
May
2018

In preparation for the 'new Regulation 45', many DPOs ask about the 'phase-out' of prior checks under Article 27 of the 'old' Regulation 45. This letter, sent in reply to a request from the DPOs of the Executive Agencies, sets out the current EDPS approach on this topic.

Press Release "Smart, sustainable, inclusive Europe": only with stronger and more effective data protection

29/05/2013
29
May
2013

The lobbying surrounding the current review of the EU data protection law by organisations both from Europe and elsewhere has been exceptional.

Publication Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support Scheme - EACEA

Thursday, 1 March, 2018
1
Mar
2018

Prior-checking Opinion regarding the “Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support scheme” at EACEA (Case 2014-1154)

Publication Procedure for avoiding conflicts of interests - Ombudsman

Thursday, 19 July, 2018
19
Jul
2018

Prior-checking Opinion regarding a procedure for avoiding conflicts of interest at the European Ombudsman (EDPS case 2017-1064)

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).

Publication General report "Spring 2009"

Monday, 22 June, 2009
22
Jun
2009

Rapport général concernant l'"évaluation du respect du règlement (CE) n° 45/2001 au sein des institutions et organes de l'UE"

Publication Factsheet 3 - Supervising EU institutions and bodies & enforcing data protection principles

Monday, 11 November, 2013
11
Nov
2013

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When EU institutions and bodies process personal data, they must comply with the principle of accountability and the obligations set out in the EU Data Protection Regulation 45/2001. EDPS Factsheet 3 provides information on how the EDPS works with the EU insitutions to ensure they achieve compliance.

Publication General report "Spring 2007"

Wednesday, 14 May, 2008
14
May
2008

General report on "Measuring compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001 in EU institutions and bodies"

According to Article 41, paragraph 2 of Regulation (EC) 45/2001, the European Data Protection Supervisor is responsible for monitoring and ensuring the application of the Regulation. In March 2007, the EDPS launched a procedure known as "Spring 2007" as part of an effort to measure compliance with the Regulation in the various institutions and agencies and to take stock of the progress made so far.

Publication Factsheet 4 - Keeping an eye on video-surveillance in the EU administration

Monday, 16 December, 2013
16
Dec
2013

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Almost all EU institutions and bodies have video-surveillance in operation on their premises. When well-designed and selectively used, video surveillance systems are powerful tools for tackling security issues. EDPS Factsheet 4 explains how to balance security with respect for privacy when using video-surveillance.

Publication Investigative Data Consultation Platform - OLAF

Thursday, 13 February, 2014
13
Feb
2014

EDPS Decision concerning the transfers of personal data carried out by OLAF through the Investigative Data Consultation Platform pursuant to Article 9(7) of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001

Annex - Draft Administrative Cooperation Arrangement between the "European Anti-Fraud Office" (OLAF) and [The Partner]PDF icon

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.

Press Release EDPS finds major deficiencies in anti-money laundering proposals

04/07/2013
4
Jul
2013

The Commission proposals on money transfers, prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing need to do more than make mere references to data protection, said the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today. Specific safeguards, such as the right of individuals to be informed and the respect of the principles of proportionality and purpose limitation are essential to prevent ordinary citizens from being excessively profiled by service providers on dubious grounds with potentially damaging effects.

Press Release Credible cyber security strategy in the EU needs to be built on privacy and trust

17/06/2013
17
Jun
2013

Cyber security is not an excuse for the unlimited monitoring and analysis of the personal information of individuals, said the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today following the publication of his opinion on the EU's strategy on cyber security.

Publication 2005 Annual Report - Consolidating the EDPS

Wednesday, 19 April, 2006
19
Apr
2006

While the first year was devoted to setting up the EDPS, the second year was one of consolidation. The office grew slightly and benefited from the establishment of a press service. At the same time, core business work developed, as the EDPS became more known among the EC institutions and bodies. The number of prior checks grew to 34 and a paper on the role of the DPOs was published. Some 6 legislative opinions were presented, mostly relating to the area of "Justice, Freedom and Security".

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