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Information brochure 2009

In the context of the EDPS' second mandate (2009-2014), a new information brochure has been developed in the first half of 2009.

Aimed at the public at large, the brochure provides information on the competences and duties of the EDPS, the data subjects' rights, the role of Data Protection Officers and the procedure for lodging a complaint to the EDPS. It also contains tips and short explanations on key notions about the role of the EDPS and the protection of personal data in the EU administration.

The European Data Protection Supervisor and the protection of personal data in Community institutions and bodies

  • You can obtain a paper version of this brochure on EU Bookshop.

Information brochures 2004

As part of an information campaign aimed at raising awareness about the creation of the new institution, two brochures had been developed in 2004: one presenting the EDPS from an institutional point of view, and the other one describing the rights of the individuals whose data are processed by the European administration.

  • These brochures are still available for consultation under the links below. However, please be aware that their content has been updated and developed in the brochure edited in 2009.

The European Data Protection Supervisor


Data Protection Guide

  • 27 November 2015

    Giovanni Buttarelli awarded Premio Dona 2015 for his commitment to protecting privacy of European consumers, Rome, Italy

  • 19 November 2015
    Finishing line in sight for the GDPR: the devil is in the details, W. Wiewiórowski, Assistant EDPS, in the panel debate with Jan Philipp Albrecht, MEP. Watch the video.
  • 19 November 2015

    EDPS encourages a new debate on Big Data. Read our Opinion and the press release.

  • 17 November 2015
    We are in mourning for the victims and families of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris. These attacks are against us all and we stand united.
  • 13 November 2015

    Finishing line in sight for the GDPR: the devil is in the details
    – W. Wiewiórowski in the live panel debate at 11:00 CET on 13 November 2015. Watch the web streaming.
  • 26 November 2015
    The Industrial Internet Era, Brussels, Belgium, Wojciech Wiewiórowski takes part in panel Cybersecurity, Privacy and the Industrial IoT
  • 17 November 2015
  • 10 November 2015

    Information Security Solutions Europe Conference, Berlin, Germany, ...

  • 05 November 2015

    DPO meeting
    hosted by ENISA, Athens, Greece, Giovanni Buttarelli and Wojciech Wiewiórowski participate in ...
  • 26 October 2015

    37th International Privacy Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Giovanni Buttarelli and Wojciech Wiewiórowski attend ...

  • 16 October 2015

    The Borderline Between Cybersecurity and Individual Freedoms, 7th Semi-Annual ENAM Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli