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Thematic guidelines

The EDPS issues guidelines on specific themes in order to provide guidance for EU institutions and bodies in certain fields relevant for them, such as recruitment, processing of disciplinary data and video surveillance.

These guidelines also facilitate the prior checking by the EDPS of processing operations in the EU agencies as they served as a reference document against which agencies could measure their current practices.


Mobile devices


Guidelines on the protection of personal data in mobile devices used by European institutions (Mobile devices guidelines), 17 December 2015
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Electronic communications

Guidelines on personal data and electronic communications in the EU institutions (eCommunications guidelines), 16 December 2015

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Conflicts of Interest

Guidelines on the processing of personal data with regard to the management of conflicts of interest in EU institutions and bodies, 8 December 2014

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Rights of Individuals

Guidelines on the Rights of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data, 25 February 2014

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Public Procurement, Grants and External Experts

Guidelines on processing of personal data in the context of Public Procurement, Grants as well as Selection and Use of External Experts, 25 June 2013
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> Annex I

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> Annex II

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Leave and Flexitime

Guidelines concerning the processing of personal data in the area of leave and flexitime, 20 December 2012

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> Annex

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Video-Surveillance - Follow-up

Follow-up Report to the 2010 EDPS Video-Surveillance Guidelines

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Staff Evaluation

Guidelines on evaluation of statutory staff in the context of annual appraisal, probation, promotion or regarding certification and attestation, 15 July 2011 (2011-042)
 
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> Annex I

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> Annex II

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Anti-harassment procedures in European institutions and bodies

Guidelines concerning the processing of personal data during the selection of confidential counsellors and the informal procedures for cases of harassment in European institutions and bodies, 18 February 2011

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Tasks, duties and powers of the Data Protection Officer (Article 24.8)

Guidelines concerning implementing rules concerning the tasks, duties and powers of the Data Protection Officer (Article 24.8), 29 July 2010

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Administrative inquiries and disciplinary proceedings

Guidelines concerning the processing of personal data in administrative inquiries and disciplinary proceedings by European institutions and bodies, 23 April 2010

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Video-surveillance

EDPS Video-surveillance Guidelines, 17 March 2010

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Frequently asked questions on video-surveillance: prior checking by the EDPS, 17 March 2010

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Follow-up to the EDPS video-surveillance guidelines: summary of preliminary recommendations in nine prior checking procedures, 14 July 2010

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Letter of 3 September 2010 concerning Video-cameras at the waiting room to the Council's medical facilities

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Consultation on the EDPS video-surveillance guidelines

The EDPS published the first consultation draft of his video-surveillance guidelines on 7 July 2009. Data Protection Officers of the European institutions and bodies and other stakeholders were invited to comment on these guidelines by 15 September 2009. The EDPS held a workshop on 30 September with a view to elicit further feedback to improve the draft Guidelines and increase cooperation to ensure compliance with data protection principles.

EDPS video-surveillance guidelines, consultation draft, 7 July 2009

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Workshop of 30 September 2009: Agenda

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Workshop of 30 September 2009: Overview

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Workshop of 30 September 2009: Welcome address by Giovanni Buttarelli

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Summary of comments received, 17 March 2010

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Health data at work

Guidelines concerning the processing of health data in the workplace by Community institutions and bodies, 28 September 2009

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Staff recruitment

Guidelines concerning the processing operations in the field of staff recruitment, 10 October 2008

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  • 05 February 2016

    Opening address given by Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS, at the Fifth Workshop on Data Protection in International Organisations

  • 03 February 2016

    On 2 and 3 February 2016, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) met to discuss the consequences of the CJEU judgment in the Schrems case for international transfers. Read the statement on the introduction of a "EU-US Privacy Shield".

  • 02 February 2016

    On 5 February 2016, the EDPS and the International Committee of the Red Cross will host a workshop on data protection within international organisations, which will take place in Geneva. For more information see the EDPS Events page.

  • 28 January 2016

    EDPS starts work on a New Digital Ethics. Read the press release.

  • 28 January 2016

    The EDPS is celebrating 10 years of Data Protection Day! Watch our video, follow our events live and get involved in the debate on Twitter #DataProtectionDay. Information on all our events can be found on the EDPS Events page.

  • 05 February 2016

    Data Protection Within International Organisations, Geneva, Switzerland, Giovanni Buttarelli chairs the morning session and speaks at the workshop

  • 29 January 2016

    9th International CPDP Conference, Brussels, Belgium, concluding remarks by Giovanni Buttarelli

  • 28 January 2016

    9th International CPDP Conference, Brussels, Belgium, Giovanni Buttarelli moderates panel on Transatlantic Discussions: Developing a Sustainable 'Big Data' Ecosystem - Diverse Approaches to the ...

  • 28 January 2016

    9th International CPDP Conference, Brussels, Belgium, Giovanni Buttarelli chairs panel on Data, Dignity and Technology - Exploring Digital Ethics

  • 28 January 2016

    Smart Sharing, Data Protection Day conference for trainees at the EU institutions, Brussels, Belgium, Giovanni Buttarelli and Wojciech Wiewiórowski speak at the conference

  • 28 January 2016

    GDPR: A new chapter for EU data protection - how the new Regulation will empower you to take control of your personal information, Data Protection Day conference for EU officials, ...

  • 27 January 2016

    9th International CPDP Conference, Brussels, Belgium, Wojciech Wiewiórowski moderates panel on The Data Protection Reform: The Reform in Perspective

  • 08 December 2015
    The Industrial Internet Era, Brussels, Belgium, Wojciech Wiewiórowski takes part in panel Cybersecurity, Privacy and the Industrial IoT