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Welcome to the EDPS Reference Library! This virtual library is a gateway to a wealth of information on a selection of subjects covered in the course of our supervision of the EU institutions and bodies.

Clicking on one of the topics below will take you to a summary of key points about that subject. For those of you interested in more detailed information, the summary also includes links to other relevant documents. 

We hope you find this library a useful source of information on our supervision work. We will endeavour to update each topic regularly.

This initiative is part of the EDPS Strategy 2015-2019 to:
•    develop a web-based repository for information on data protection as a resource for our stakeholders;
•    train EU bodies on how best to respect data protection rules in practice;
•    support EU institutions in moving from a purely compliance-based approach to one that is accountability-based.

You can read more about the various ways that we carry out our supervision work here. To help the EU institutions to fulfil their data protection obligations under the law, we regularly issue guidance papers (thematic guidelines, papers, opinions, consultations and decisions). While these are in principle aimed at the EU institutions, anyone interested in data protection might find them useful; the Data Protection Regulation applicable to the EU institutions (Regulation (EC) No 45/2001) is similar in many respects to the data protection Directive (EC) 95/46, which is implemented into the national laws of EU Member States, as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

 

Access to electronic communications data when an employee is absent

[pdf]

Administrative inquiries and disciplinary proceedings

[pdf]

Anti-harassment procedures

[pdf]

Anti-fraud procedures

[pdf]

Asset freezing

[pdf]

Blacklisting and early warning systems

[pdf]

Data Protection Officer (DPO)

[pdf]

Evaluation of staff

[pdf]

Health data in the workplace

[pdf]

Information security

[pdf]

International transfers

[pdf]

Leave management

[pdf]

Mobile devices

[pdf]

Prevention of conflicts of interest

[pdf]

Private use of electronic communications in the workplace

[pdf]

Procurement and external experts

[pdf]

Selection and recruitment of staff

[pdf]

Video-surveillance

[pdf]

Whistleblowing

[pdf]
  • 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