The policy on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies is thus based on Regulation (EC) No. 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.
In principle access to the information available on or via the website of the EDPS does not require any personal data to be supplied by the user. 'Personal data' means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his or her identity (see Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No. 45/2001). However, in order to use certain online services, for example to request a visit to the EDPS, to lodge a complaint or to send a information request, you may be asked to supply some information about yourself, such as contact details (name and first name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number or nationality) when filling in a form. The data controller (the entity responsible for processing the data collected about you) appears on a public register of data processing operations maintained by the Data Protection Officer.
In this regard:
The content of this website includes text data and multimedia items such as texts, drawings, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video material, photographs, programmes and the technology described, which are protected by the provisions of national and international law applying to intellectual property.
These textual data and multimedia items are the exclusive property either of the European Data Protection Supervisor and/or of their authors and beneficiaries. The intellectual property right holders waive their right to have their name or any other indication appear on the items which they supply for this website.
The user undertakes to respect the intellectual property rights held by the European Data Protection Supervisor and third parties without prejudice to the rights and exceptions provided for by any binding provisions.
The reuse of any information of this website is authorised for commercial and non-commercial purposes, under the following conditions:
Reuse is understood as: "reproduction of textual data and multimedia items which are the property of the European Data Protection Supervisor or of third parties and for which the EDPS holds the rights of use".
The user undertakes not to delete or change the indications of the author or the source and not to seek to circumvent the technical measures put in place to protect documents and multimedia items, such as print or download restrictions and visible or invisible tagging. Any infringement may lead to civil and criminal proceedings.
In cases of doubt as to the identity of the right holders or as to the conditions of use of a particular item, a request for information may be sent to the webmaster.
Despite extensive research, it may be that the European Data Protection Supervisor has not been able to identify certain authors or right holders of documents appearing on the site. If you are such a right holder, or if you have identified such a right holder, or if there is a mistake on our part, we should be grateful if you would kindly contact the webmaster.
The European Data Protection Supervisor maintains this website to enhance public access to information about the institution and its activities.
Our goal is to keep this information as complete, accurate and up to date as possible. If errors are brought to its attention, the EDPS will take all possible steps to make any necessary corrections without delay.
The EDPS cannot be held liable for direct or indirect damage which may result from use of this site. We take all possible steps to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. Some data or information on this site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free. We cannot in such cases guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The EDPS accepts no responsibility in case of defective transmission of data due to the various networks of the internet or to incompatibilities due to the user's web browser.
The EDPS cannot guarantee that information from external sources contained on this site is reliable or up to date. The information on this site may link to external sites over which the EDPS services have no control and for which the EDPS can accept no responsibility.
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.
2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners to be hosted in Brussels. Read the press statement.
Giovanni Buttarelli meeting with Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel and Director, Freedom, Security and Technology Project, Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), Brussels, Belgium
Giovanni Buttarelli meeting with Cornelia Ernst, MEP, Brussels, Belgium
Processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies, Study group meeting, EESC, Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels Belgium
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
Forum on International Privacy Law, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Königstein, Germany
Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli in DAPIX, Brussels, Belgium
Concurrences Review, Law & Economics Workshop: Big Data, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium
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