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Questions and Answers

This "Questions and Answers" (Q&A) section will provide you with background information and practical guidelines on a range of issues that may arise in the context of data protection at the level of the EU institutions. It also helps to get a better understanding of the role and competences of the EDPS.

Below you will find a list of topics through which you can access a series of questions related to the work of the EDPS and the protection of personal data at EU level.


  • 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.

  • 15 February 2017

    Priorities for 2017: The EDPS as an advisor to the EU Institutions. Read the priorities and our blogpost.

  • 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

  • 13 March 2017

    Privacy Day at ICANN, Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 13 March 2017

    Council Working Party on Financial Services, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium

  • 09 March 2017

    Article 29 Working Party, Borders, Travel & Law Enforcement subgroup, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium

  • 07 March 2017

    eID under eIDAS - compliance, state of play and technology trends, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski in the Webinar