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Publication Processing of leave and flexitime - EBA

Monday, 13 October, 2014
13
Oct
2014

Letter regarding the prior checking notification concerning "Processing of leave and flexitime" (EBA) (case 2014-0496)

Follow-up of 21 April 2015 regarding the prior checking notification concerning "Processing of leave and flexitime" (EBA)PDF icon

Publication Fingerprint recognition study of children below the age of 12 years

Monday, 25 July, 2011
25
Jul
2011

Opinion of 25 July 2011 on a notification for prior checking related to the "Fingerprint recognition study of children below the age of 12 years" (Case 2011-0209)

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Publication Service mobile telephone invoices - EDA

Friday, 28 July, 2017
28
Jul
2017

Letter concerning the management of service mobile telephone invoices at the European Defence Agency (Case 2017-0338)

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Publication Biometric verification device case - EP

Thursday, 15 May, 2014
15
May
2014

Opinion of 15 May 2014 on the notification for prior checking received from the Data Protection Officer (DPO) of the European Parliament (EP) concerning the processing of personal data in the context of the Parliament’s biometric verification device (Case 2013-1110)

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Publication "Data Processing for Social Media Monitoring" at the European Central Bank (ECB) - ECB

Wednesday, 21 March, 2018
21
Mar
2018

Priorcheck Opinion on "Data Processing for Social Media Monitoring" at the European Central Bank (ECB) (Case 2017-1052)

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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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.

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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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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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Publication Leading by Example: EDPS 2015-2019

Tuesday, 3 December, 2019
3
Dec
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 2008 Annual Report - First mandate concludes with substantial progress in data protection compliance

Thursday, 24 September, 2009
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Sep
2009

This Report, which covers 2008 as the fourth full year of activity of the EDPS, concludes the first EDPS mandate and provides an opportunity to take stock of developments since the start.

The report shows that significant progress was achieved both in the EDPS supervisory and advisory tasks. Most Community institutions and bodies are making good progress in ensuring compliance with data protection rules, but there are still great challenges ahead. The EDPS supervision work is therefore putting more emphasis on measuring the level of compliance in practice, in particular through more systematic verifications on the spot, and on monitoring the implementation of recommendations in prior checking.

The EDPS also further improved his performance as an advisor to the European institutions and submitted opinions on an increasing number of legislative proposals. The majority of the EDPS opinions continued to concern issues related to the area of freedom, security and justice. Other subjects, such as e-privacy, public access to documents, the establishment of information systems and access to those systems, cross-border healthcare and new technologies were also quite prominent.

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

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012
20
Jun
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.

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Publication 2007 Annual Report - Enhanced data protection needs to be delivered in practice

Thursday, 15 May, 2008
15
May
2008

The report runs through the main features of the EDPS activities in 2007, notably with regard to his supervisory and consultative tasks.
The report highlights a considerable increase in the number of prior-checks relating to processing operations of personal data in Community institutions and bodies. The EDPS also gave further effect to his advisory role on new EU legislative proposals having an impact on data protection with the publication of 12 opinions. 
2007 saw the signing of the Lisbon Treaty that provides for an enhanced protection of personal data and whose impact for data protection will be closely monitored.

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