European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor



Press Release EDPS: Enforcing EU data protection law essential for rebuilding trust between EU-US


The strict enforcement of existing European data protection laws is an essential element for restoring trust between the EU and the USA said the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today.

Publication Leading by Example: EDPS 2015-2019

Tuesday, 3 December, 2019

This report provides an overview of the activities carried out by the EDPS from 2015-2019. In particular, it focuses on how the EDPS has worked towards implementing the objectives set out in the EDPS Strategy 2015-2019, which relate to digitisation, global partnerships and the modernisation of data protection. This involved not only contributing historical pieces of legislation, such as the General Data Protection Regulation and Regulation 2018/1725, but also bringing the concepts of ethics and accountability to the forefront of data protection discourse and application.


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Publication Presentation of the EDPS 2014 Annual Report at LIBE

Thursday, 2 July, 2015

Presentation of the EDPS 2014 Annual Report during the meeting of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, speech of Giovanni Buttarelli, European Parliament, Brussels

Publication 2011 Annual Report - A consistent and effective approach to privacy and data protection is needed

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012

2011 was a very productive year, in line with our efforts to ensure consistent and effective protection of privacy and personal data in a fast-changing, interconnected world.In its support of technological advances and economic development, particularly in an age of austerity, it is important that the EU administration does not lose sight of the right of the European citizen to privacy and data protection. Only a joint effort to apply a consistent and effective approach will maintain this fundamental right.

You can obtain a paper version of this Annual Report on EU Bookshop .

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Publication A Data Protection perspective on the Smart Borders Package

Thursday, 19 November, 2015

A Data Protection perspective on the Smart Borders Package - focusing on the possibility of law enforcement authorities’ access to border data, speech given by Giovanni Buttarelli at European Council, the Working Party on FRONTIERS, Brussels, Belgium

Publication Personal data in the framework of the "360° Feedback Leadership Circle"

Tuesday, 15 December, 2015

EDPS consultation regarding the impact of the Safe Harbour ruling on the transfer of personal data in the framework of the "360° Feedback Leadership Circle" at DG MARE (Case 2015-0924)

Publication 2006 Annual Report - Time for the EU administration to show data protection compliance

Wednesday, 2 May, 2007

During his third year of activities, the EDPS continued to invest in the establishment of an advanced data protection culture within the EC institutions and bodies. Since 2004, almost 150 prior checks of risky processing systems and 25 opinions on proposals for new legislation have been issued. It is now time for the EDPS to broaden his supervisory activities and start to inspect and measure results.

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Publication EU-China Joint Customs Cooperation Committee

Friday, 14 March, 2014

Opinion on the proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, in the EU-China Joint Customs Cooperation Committee regarding mutual recognition of the Authorised Economic Operator Programme in the European Union and the Measures on Classified Management of Enterprises Program in the People’s Republic of China