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Welcome to the home page of the European Data Protection Supervisor



 
Giovanni Buttarelli
Supervisor
Wojciech Wiewiórowski
Assistant Supervisor
The EDPS is an independent supervisory authority devoted to protecting personal data and privacy and promoting good practice in the EU institutions and bodies. He does so by:
 
  • monitoring the EU administration's processing of personal data;
  • advising on policies and legislation that affect privacy; and
  • cooperating with similar authorities to ensure consistent data protection.

     
27 July 2015
Opening a new Chapter for Data Protection. Please read EDPS recommendations on the EU’s options for data protection reform and our press release.
09 July 2015

The office of the EDPS is deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of Caspar Bowden, a tireless advocate of privacy and the freedom of the individual. The data protection community will miss his intellectual courage and commitment to the cause. We offer our sincerest condolences to Caspar's family and close friends.

08 July 2015

EDPS opinion on the EU-Switzerland agreement on the automatic exchange of tax information

02 July 2015

EU Data Protection Reform: a historic opportunity for Europe. Please read our press release and the Annual Report 2014.

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.