Accessibility Tools

Ethics Advisory Group


EDPS starts work on a New Digital Ethics - press release

Towards a new Digital Ethics - video

The European Data Protection Supervisor has set up an Ethics Advisory Group (Advisory Group) on the ethical dimensions of data protection by his decision of 3 December 2015

The overall objective of the Advisory Group is to explore the relationships between human rights, technology, markets and business models in the 21st century from an ethical perspective, with particular attention to the implications for the rights to privacy and data protection in the digital environment. 

The Group will be active between February 2016 and January 2018.

The Terms of Reference explain the role of the Advisory Group. The Members of the Advisory Group will be chosen following a Call for Interest, published on this website and in The Economist. 

More background on the EDPS' work on digital ethics can be found in the Strategy adopted by the EDPS for the period 2015-2019 and in the EDPS Opinion of 11 September 2015 - Towards a new digital ethics: Data, Dignity and Technology.

The Report on the selection of the members of the Ethics Advisory Group is available here.

The Rules of Procedure of the Ethics Advisory Group are available here.

31 May 2016 - EDPS-EAG Workshop on Ethics

Report of the workshop

[pdf]

Videos of the workshop are available here

"The Ethics Advisory Group"

European Data Protection Supervisor decision of 3 December 2015 establishing an external advisory group on the ethical dimensions of data protection (‘the Ethics Advisory Group’) OJ C 33, 28.1.2016

[pdf]

"ETHICS AT THE ROOT OF PRIVACY AND AS THE FUTURE OF DATA PROTECTION"

Address given by Giovanni Buttarelli at the event hosted by Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the MIT Internet Policy Initiative and the MIT Media Lab, 19 April 2016

[pdf]
  • 25 March 2017

    60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties. Giovanni Buttarelli to participate in the meeting of the 27 EU heads of state and heads of European Union institutions in Rome, Italy.

  • 15 March 2017

    Data Protection and the EU institutions. Read the latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli and the EDPS Opinion.

  • 15 March 2017

    EDPS sees opportunity for stronger consumer and data protection. Read the EDPS Opinion and the press release.

  • 13 March 2017

    2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners to be hosted in Brussels. Read the press statement.

  • 07 March 2017

    EDPS calls for consistent improvements in the approach to EU border policy. Read the EDPS Opinion and the press release.

  • 28 March 2017

    Giovanni Buttarelli meeting with Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel and Director, Freedom, Security and Technology Project, Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), Brussels, Belgium

  • 28 March 2017

    Giovanni Buttarelli meeting with Cornelia Ernst, MEP, Brussels, Belgium

  • 27 March 2017

    Processing of personal data  by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies, Study group meeting, EESC, Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels Belgium

  • 25 March 2017

    60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties, Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli in the meeting of the 27 EU heads of state and heads of European Union institutions, Rome, Italy

  • 23 March 2017

    Forum on International Privacy Law, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Königstein, Germany

  • 23 March 2017

    Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli in DAPIX, Brussels, Belgium

  • 23 March 2017

    Concurrences Review, Law & Economics Workshop: Big Data, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium

  • 13 March 2017

    Regulating Privacy through Ethical Standards and Accountability Principles in the era of Big Data, Keynote speech of Wojciech Wiewiórowski: Towards a new digital ethics – data, dignity and technology: How to ensure accountability in personal data management?, Brussels, Belgium