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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.


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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  • 28 April 2016

    39th Meeting of the Data Protection Officers and the European Data Protection Supervisor at the Eurofound, Dublin. Read more and check the agenda.

  • 27 April 2016

    GDPR requires DPOs: EU institutions leading by example. Read the latest blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

  • 21 April 2016

    Counterterrorism and Data Privacy: A European Perspective. Read the speech by Giovanni Buttarelli given at to the symposium on Governing Intelligence: Transnational Approaches to Oversight and Security, hosted by the Center on Law and Security and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

  • 20 April 2016

    Ethics at the Root of Privacy and as the Future of Data Protection. Read the address by Giovanni Buttarelli given at event hosted by Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the MIT Internet Policy Initiative and the MIT Media Lab.

  • 19 April 2016

    On 16 June 2016 the EDPS will meet the civil society organisations to discuss the state of data protection and privacy in the EU. Read more and sign up here

  • 11 May 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli gives a lecture at KU Leuven for IT and IP Law, Leuven, Belgium

  • 09 May 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli visits Datatilsynet, the Danish Data Protection Authority, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 29 April 2016

    Privacy: The Competitive Advantage, Speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski, London, UK

  • 28 April 2016

    Conference on General Data Protection Regulation, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli (via video), Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 27 April 2016

    39th DPO meeting hosted by Eurofound, Introductory speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Dublin, Ireland

  • 25 April 2016

    European Data Protection Days, Keynote by Giovanni Buttarelli on Enduring values and sustainable solutions: The GDPR as a catalyst for individual digital rights across the globe and participation in a discussion on Chances, challenges and the latest developments in international data protection, Berlin, Germany

  • 21 April 2016

    Intelligence Oversight Conference, New York University School of Law, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, New York, USA

  • 20 April 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli visits the Congress, Washington, D.C., USA