In March 2014 the EDPS published a Preliminary Opinion on 'Privacy and competitiveness in the age of big data: The interplay between data protection, competition law and consumer protection in the Digital Economy'. The paper has helped stimulate discussions between policy makers, regulators and specialists across these policy areas. The EDPS hosted a workshop in Brussels on 2 June, attended by experts from the European Commission, national regulators, academics and NGOs, as well as the US Federal Trade Commission. A report summarising the themes of this discussion, which was held under the Chatham House Rule, is available below.
> Report of workshop on Privacy, Consumers, Competition and Big Data, 2 June 2014
The EDPS with the European Academy of Law will hold a workshop on 24 September 2015 in Brussels, to go deeper into these issues. Topic for the event, 'Competition Rebooted: Enforcement and Personal Data in Digital Markets' will include:
Two events supported by EDPS took place in January and February 2015 to take forward discussions on the issues raised in the Preliminary Opinion and the June 2014 workshop.
> Privacy Platform meeting on 'Privacy and Competition in the Digital Economy’, 1-2.30pm, 21 January 2015, at Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22, 1030 Brussels, Belgium. Giovanni Buttarelli’s speaking points are available here.
> Concurrences half-day seminar on "Antitrust, Privacy & Big Data", 12.30pm, 3 February 2015 at the offices of Cadwalader, 22-28 Avenue d’Auderghem, 1040 Brussels’s Brussels Office. Giovanni Buttarelli’s speaking points are available here
EDPS Opinion of 23 September 2016 on coherent enforcement of fundamental rights in the age of Big Data
EDPS blogpost of 6 October 2016, Big data rights: Let's get together
An ethical approach to fundamental rights - read the latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli
Breaking the rules: conducting administrative inquiries in the EU institutions - read the latest blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski
An ancient city looking to the future: The 38th International Privacy Conference in Marrakech - read the latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli
A smart approach: counteract the bias in artificial intelligence - read the latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli.
Data protection for digital communication - read the latest blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.
7th Annual Data Protection and Privacy Conference, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium
Giovanni Buttarelli meeting with Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, Brussels, Belgium
Giovanni Buttarelli participates in the meeting of High Level Expert Group on Information Systems and Interoperability, Brussels, Belgium
46th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum, panel on International Cooperation. Personal Data Protection Agreements. Relevant Experiences and Convention 108, Speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Manzanillo, Mexico
Wojciech Wiewiórowski receives a delegation from Korea Internet Security Agency, Brussels, Belgium
Wojciech Wiewiórowski pays a visit to European Union Intellectual Property Office, Alicante, Spain
Giovanni Buttarelli meeting with Julian King, Commissioner for Security Union, Brussels, Belgium
Giovanni Buttarelli meeting with Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen, Secretary-General of the Council, Brussels, Belgium