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01 October 2015
"Competition Rebooted: Enforcement and personal data in digital markets" keynote speech of Giovanni Buttarelli given at Joint ERA-EDPS seminar.
25 September 2015
EU PNR: EDPS warns against unjustified and massive collection of passenger data. Read our Opinion and the press release.
11 September 2015

Towards a new digital ethics: Data, Dignity and Technology. Read our Opinion and press release.

11 August 2015

On 24 September 2015, the EDPS and the European Academy of Law will hold a workshop entitled Competition Rebooted: Enforcement and Personal Data in Digital Markets. More information on the event can be found on the ERA website.

06 August 2015

Cyber-safety shouldn't take a break when you do. Check the EDPS tips on how to stay safe online when on holiday.

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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