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16 June 2015
"Trade agreements and data flows", speech given by Giovanni Buttarelli at the Joint Hearing of the INTA and LIBE committees, European Parliament, Brussels.
05 June 2015

The 2015 IPEN Workshop takes place in Leuven today. You can follow the conference live using our online webstreaming, which is now available on the EDPS website

01 June 2015

EU Data Protection Reform: the EDPS meets international civil liberties groups. Please read the press release and watch the videos.

27 May 2015

Video interview of Giovanni Buttarelli.

22 May 2015

Healthcare on the move. Read the EDPS opinion on mobile health and our press release.

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Welcome to the web page of the EDPS Data Protection Officer


In common with all other European institutions, the EDPS is subject to specific legal obligations concerning the protection of personal data. These obligations are laid down in the Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 45/2001).

Apart from specifying the legal principles governing the processing of personal data by the EU administration, the Regulation provides that each European institution or body must appoint at least one person as a Data Protection Officer ("DPO").

The main task of the DPO is to ensure, in an independent manner, the internal application of the provisions of the Regulation in his/her institution. The DPO is also required to keep a register of all of the processing operations involving personal data carried out by the institution. The Register, which must contain information explaining the purpose and conditions of the processing operations, should be accessible to any interested person.

The role of DPO at the EDPS presents many challenges: being independent within an independent institution, meeting the high expectations of colleagues who are particularly aware and sensitive about data protection issues, and delivering solutions that can serve as benchmarks for other institutions. The implementing rules reflect these specificities, while taking into account both the EDPS Position paper and the DPOs Network's Paper on Professional Standards for Data Protection Officers.

 

 Massimo Attoresi Elena Jenaro Tejada

 Data Protection Officer

Assistant DPO