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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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  • 26 May 2016

    Time for Europe's data protection authorities to raise their game. Read the new blog post by Giovanni Buttarelli.

  • 24 May 2016

    Data protection for the digital generation: the countdown to the GDPR begins. Read the EDPS Annual Report 2015 and the press release.

  • 23 May 2016

    To celebrate Europe Day, the EU institutions will hold the annual EU Open Day on 28 May 2016. The EDPS stand will be located on the first floor of the European Parliament, so make sure you pass by and check out our fun and interactive activities! More information about EU Open Day and the EDPS stand can be found on the EDPS Events page.

  • 20 May 2016

    Key Challenges for Privacy in the Digital Age. Read the speech by Giovanni Buttarelli given at Europol - EIPA conference on Privacy in the Digital Age of Encryption and Anonymity Online.

  • 19 May 2016

    New Regulation boosts the roles of EDPS and Europol. Read the press release.

  • 26 May 2016

    Spring Conference, Participation and keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Budapest, Hungary

  • 26 May 2016

    Spring Conference, Participation and speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski on GDPR – what next? Practical implications for national legislators, DPAs, data controllers, Budapest, Hungary

  • 25 May 2016

    Wojciech Wiewiórowski visits the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Budapest, Hungary

  • 25 May 2016

    General Data Protection Regulation and Startups, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

  • 25 May 2016

    AmCham EU’s Plenary Meeting, Keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium

  • 24 May 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli presents the EDPS Annual Report 2015 to the LIBE Committee, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

  • 23 May 2016

    Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Conference, Giovanni Buttarelli gives a keynote speech on EU Data Protection Regulation, Rome, Italy

  • 23 May 2016

    Cyber 2016: Evolving Threats, Security Developments and Improving Cooperation, Chatham House Cyber Conference, Speech and panel discussion by Wojciech Wiewiórowski on Data Protection, Privacy and National Security, London, UK