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Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 provides that every Community institution and body must appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). He or she is fundamental in ensuring that these administrations respect their data protection obligations.
 
Some institutions have also provided for an assistant or deputy DPO. The European Commission has appointed a Data Protection Coordinator (DPC) in each directorate-general (DG). This has been justified by the size of the institution and the necessity to have relays in the different DGs. It has also appointed a specific DPO for OLAF.
 
Some DPOs were appointed even before the EDPS started his activities, some after. They have proved to be of high importance, not only because of their internal work within the institution or body, but also in the establishment of a DPO network. This network, which meets at regular intervals, has been a useful forum for exchanging views on common issues and to provide advice. Apart from bilateral meetings and contacts with the DPOs, the EDPS also takes part in the regular meetings of the DPO network. These meetings serve as useful means for exchange of information and discussions on current issues.
 
The Data Protection Officers have various functions:
  • ensuring that controllers and data subjects are informed of their rights and obligations;
  • ensuring in an independent manner the internal application of the Regulation;
  • carrying out inquiries where necessary;
  • keeping a register of the processing operations carried out by the controller;
  • notifying the EDPS of processing operations which may present specific risks;
  • responding to requests from the EDPS and cooperating with the EDPS.

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 > The EDPS has presented his view on the role of the DPOs in a position paper.

 

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>  The EDPS Report on the Status of Data Protection Officers (DPOs)

 

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On 24 November 2010, the EDPS sent a letter to all Directors and Heads of EU institutions and agencies endorsing the DPO paper on "Professional Standards for Data Protection Officers of the EU Institutions and bodies working under Regulation (EC) No 45/2001" finalised at the meeting of the DPO network on 14 October 2010.

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> Professional Standards for Data Protection Officers of the EU Institutions and bodies working under Regulation (EC) No 45/2001

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Data Protection Officers appointed by the EU institutions and bodies

 

Council of the European Union Carmen LOPEZ RUIZ
European Parliament Secondo SABBIONI
European Commission Philippe RENAUDIERE
Court of Justice of the European Union Sabine HACKSPIEL
Court of Auditors Johan VAN DAMME
European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Constantin CHIRA-PASCANUT (DPO)

Simone BAPTISTA (Assistant DPO)

Committee of the Regions (CoR)  Michele ANTONINI
European Investment Bank (EIB) 

Pelopidas DONOS (DPO)

Clare EVANS MCNALLY (Assistant DPO)

European External Action Service (EEAS)  Emese SAVOIA-KELETI (Acting DPO)
European Ombudsman

Juliano FRANCO

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) 

Massimo ATTORESI

European Central Bank (ECB)  Barbara EGGL
European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)  Veselina TZANKOVA
Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (CdT)  Martin GARNIER

European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIOP)

Pedro DUARTE GUIMARÁES
Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)  Nikolaos FIKATAS
Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

Marina ZUBAC

European Medicines Agency (EMEA)  Alessandro SPINA 
Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)  Gerhard SCHUON
European Training Foundation (ETF) 

Tiziana CICCARONE

European Asylum Support Office (EASO) Francesca MARCON (Acting DPO)
European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)  Athena BOURKE (DPO)
Ingrida TAURINA (Deputy DPO)
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)  Pierre FALLER 
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)  Ignacio VÁZQUEZ MOLINÍ
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)  Claus REUNIS 
European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)  Radostina NEDEVA MAEGERLEIN
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) 

Spyros ANTONIOU 

Jesus BUSTAMANTE

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)  Panagiota KALYVA (DPO)
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) Michaela SEIFERT
European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) Rieke ARNDT
European Union Satellite Centre (EUSC) Esther MOLINERO
European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) Christos GEORGIADIS
Ramunas LUNSKUS (Alternate DPO)
European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA)  Triinu VOLMER (DPO)
Matxalen SANCHEZ EXPOSITO (Deputy DPO)
European Railway Agency (ERA) Zografia PYLORIDOU
Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency  (Chafea) Despoina LEIVADINOU

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Andrea IBER

European Environment Agency (EEA)  Olivier CORNU
European Investment Fund (EIF)  Paolo SINIBALDI
European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Border (FRONTEX) Andrzej GRAS
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Sophie VUARLOT-DIGNAC (Acting DPO)
Enrico GAGLIARDI (Deputy DPO)
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Francesca PAVESI (DPO)
Milos PRVULOVIC
(deputy DPO)

Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)

Elke RIVIERE (DPO)
Anthony BISCH (Deputy DPO)

Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) Zsófia SZILVÁSSY
European Banking Authority (EBA) Joseph MIFSUD
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Bo BALDUYCK
European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) Maria CHACON MOHEDANO
Research Executive Agency (REA)

Evangelos TSAVALOPOULOS

European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) Barbara EGGL
Fusion for Energy Angela BARDENHEWER-RATING
SESAR Joint Undertaking Daniella PAVKOVIC
ECSEL Anne SALAÜN
Clean Sky Joint Undertaking Bruno  MASTANTUONO
Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking Estefania RIBEIRO
Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

Georgiana BUZNOSU

European Insurance and Occupations Pensions Authority (EIOPA) Catherine COUCKE
Collège européen de police (CEPOL) Ioanna PLIOTA
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Jari AHOLA (Acting)

European Defence Agency (EDA) Clarisse RIBEIRO
Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC)

Ena OSTROSKI (Acting DPO)

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) Nikolaos CHATZIMICHALAKIS
eu-LISA Fernando DA SILVA
Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking Marta CAMPOS-ITURRALDE

 

  • 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