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Publication Updated notifications for staff appraisal and reclassification at CdT

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018
26
Sep
2018

Prior-checking Opinion regarding the updated notifications for staff appraisal and reclassification at CdT (EDPS cases 2016-0011 and 2016-0292)

Publication Ex-ante product quality audits - EUIPO

Wednesday, 15 February, 2017
15
Feb
2017

Prior checking Opinion concerning ex-ante product quality audits (Case 2016-0477)

Organisations such as EUIPO ensure the quality of their output in different ways. One such way is checking the quality of decisions before it leaves the organization (ex-ante), recording the error rate and trends in the type and category of errors - and using a database to record this monitoring process.
As staff members remain identifiable in the process and are given feedback at individual level on the basis of this processing operation, this might lead to implications for their performance evaluation(on such processing operations, see EDPS Guidelines in the area of staff evaluation ). This is why the organization needs to comprehensively inform those concerned, grant all data subjects’ rights and ensure the accuracy of the data processed.

Publication Risk Analysis - Frontex

Friday, 3 July, 2015
3
Jul
2015

Opinion on a notification for prior checking received from the Data Protection Officer of Frontex concerning the Processing of Personal Data for Risk Analysis (PeDRA) (Case 2015-0346)

Update of the notification for prior checking opinion received from the Data Protection Office of Frontex PDF icon

Publication Early Warning System (EWS) - REA

Tuesday, 22 July, 2014
22
Jul
2014

Opinion on a notification for Prior Checking received from the Data Protection Officer of the Research Executive Agency regarding the processing operation on personal data concerning the "Early Warning System (EWS) at the Research Executive Agency" (Case 2012-0981)

Publication Accountability on the ground: Guidance on documenting processing operations for EU institutions, bodies and agencies

Tuesday, 16 July, 2019
16
Jul
2019

Accountability on the ground: Guidance on documenting processing operations for EU institutions, bodies and agencies (EUIs). These documents provide provisional guidance for controllers and DPO in the EUIs on how to generate records for their processing operations, how to decide whether they need to carry out data protection impact assessments (DPIAs), how to do DPIAs and when to do prior consultations to the EDPS (Articles 31, 39 and 40 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725).

A provisional version of this text was published in February 2018. The current version 1.3 was published in July 2019.

SummaryPDF icon
Part I: Records and threshold assessmentPDF icon
Part II: DPIAs and prior consultationPDF icon

Publication Secretary General’s special files - EIB

Monday, 9 September, 2013
9
Sep
2013

Letter concerning the need to submit the EIB Secretary General’s special files for prior checking (Case 2013-0651)

Publication Use of data collected for a specific purpose to a different purpose - EIB

Wednesday, 17 April, 2013
17
Apr
2013

Answer to a consultation under Article 46(d) on the use of data collected for a specific purpose to a different purpose (Case 2013-0279)

Publication Proportionality of the information collected by the European Commission when awarding funding to European projects

Tuesday, 4 October, 2011
4
Oct
2011

Letter concerning the proportionality of the information collected by the European Commission when awarding funding to projects carried out by national public bodies and/or private companies.

Publication Necessity

Thursday, 16 June, 2016
16
Jun
2016

Developing a 'toolkit' for assessing the necessity of measures that interfere with fundamental rights

Publication EDPS Guidelines on assessing the proportionality of measures that limit the fundamental rights to privacy and to the protection of personal data

Monday, 25 February, 2019
25
Feb
2019

As the independent advisor to the EU institutions and bodies under Regulation (EU) 1725/2018 on all matters concerning processing of personal data, the European Data Protection Supervisor (hereinafter, ‘the EDPS’) intends to issue Guidelines for assessing the proportionality of measures that limit the fundamental rights to privacy and to the protection of personal data (hereinafter, ‘the Guidelines’).

The Guidelines complement the EDPS Necessity Toolkit  and specify, having regard to the fundamental right to the protection of personal data enshrined under Article 8 of the Charter, the more wide-ranging guidance by the Commission and the Council to check compatibility of legislative measures with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Through this exercise, the EDPS aims at assisting EU institutions and bodies in the task of ensuring that any limitation of the fundamental right to the protection of personal data is compliant with the requirements of EU primary law.

Before issuing the Guidelines in their final version, the EDPS is launching a stakeholders’ consultation on the draft version of the Guidelines, which you can find hereunder.

The deadline for receiving your input is 4 April 2019. The replies to the consultation should be sent to the Policy and Consultation Unit of the EDPS: POLICY-CONSULT@edps.europa.eu

Publication Assessing the proportionality of measures that limit the fundamental rights to privacy and to the protection of personal data.

Thursday, 19 December, 2019
19
Dec
2019

These EDPS Guidelines explore in greater depth, and provide relevant examples of, issues relating to the impact on the fundamental rights to privacy and the protection of personal data, focusing on and complementing in particular Tool#28 of the Commission Better Regulation Toolbox and the Operational Guidance on taking account of Fundamental Rights in Commission Impact Assessments. The Guidelines also complement the EDPS Necessity Toolkit.

Publication Necessity Toolkit

Tuesday, 11 April, 2017
11
Apr
2017

Necessity toolkit on assessing the necessity of measures that limit the fundamental right to the protection of personal data

Publication Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012
24
Apr
2012

Opinion on the proposal for a Council Decision on the Conclusion of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Mexican States, the Kingdom of Morocco, New Zealand, the Republic of Singapore, the Swiss Confederation and the United States of America

Publication EU Smart Borders Package

Wednesday, 21 September, 2016
21
Sep
2016

EDPS Opinion on the Second EU Smart Borders Package, Recommendations on the revised Proposal to establish an Entry/Exit System

Publication Common European Asylum System

Wednesday, 21 September, 2016
21
Sep
2016

EDPS Opinion on the First reform package on the Common European Asylum System (Eurodac, EASO and Dublin regulations)

Publication Cross-border cooperation (Prüm Treaty)

Wednesday, 4 April, 2007
4
Apr
2007

Opinion on the initiative of 15 Member States with a view to adopting a Council Decision on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime, OJ C 169, 21.07.2007, p. 2

The EDPS presented his opinion on the initiative of 15 Member States to make the Treaty of Prüm applicable throughout the EU. The initiative aims to step up cross-border cooperation, particularly for combating terrorism and cross-border crime. The initiative deals with the exchange of biometric data (DNA and fingerprints) and requires member states to set up DNA databases.

Although data protection plays an important role in this Treaty, the provisions on data protection in this initiative are meant as specific ones, on top of a general framework for data protection, which has still not been adopted. Such a framework is needed to give the citizen enough protection, since this decision will make it much easier to exchange DNA and fingerprint data.

Since the Prüm Treaty has already entered into force in three member states, the 15 Member States that took the initiative intend to limit substantial modifications.. Therefore, the EDPS' suggestions mainly serve to improve the text without modifying the system of information exchange itself.

Initiative published in OJ C 71, 28.03.2007, p. 35 PDF icon

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