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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.


Whistleblowing procedure

Guidelines on processing personal information within a whistleblowing procedure, 18 July 2016

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Security Measures for Personal Data Processing

Guidance on Security Measures for Personal Data Processing - Article 22 of Regulation 45/2001, 21 March 2016

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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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  • 23 September 2016

    The coherent enforcement of fundamental rights in the age of Big Data. Read the Opinion and press statement

  • 22 September 2016

    Migration, security and fundamental rights: A critical challenge for the EU. Read the Opinions and the press release.

  • 08 September 2016

    Accountability needs technology! - read the latest blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

  • 17 August 2016

    The EDPS, in collaboration with European consumer organisation BEUC, is hosting a joint conference on Big Data: individual rights and smart enforcement. The conference will take place in Brussels on 29 September 2016. For more information on the conference and how to register, visit the EDPS Events page.

  • 05 August 2016

    Our IT services are undergoing scheduled maintenance from 12 to 15 August. Please note that, for technical reasons, we cannot guarantee that the complaints and annexed files submitted during this period will reach us - despite a possible acknowledgement of receipt. Should you not receive any acknowledgement of receipt within 10 working days from submitting your complaint, please do let us know.

  • 30 September 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli pays an accountability visit to the European Court of Justice, Luxembourg

  • 30 September 2016

    Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at the Seminar organised by the International Association of Lawyers on Data Protection in Financial Technology, Insurance and Medical Services: A new regulation and perspectives, Luxembourg

  • 29 September 2016

    EDPS-BEUC Conference on Big Data: individual rights and smart enforcement, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium

  • 28 September 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli and Wojciech Wiewiórowski meeting Michael O'Flaherty, the Director of the  EU Agency for Fundamental Rights Agency, Brussels, Belgium

  • 27 September 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli meeting Thomas Lösse-Mueller, Head Chancellery Schleswig Holstein, Brussels, Belgium

  • 27 September 2016

    107th Plenary meeting of the Article 29 Working Party, Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli and Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium

  • 27 September 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli meeting Shadow Rapporteurs on smart borders proposals, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

  • 26 September 2016

    Seminar on data protection at University of Bologna, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Bologna, Italy