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26 May 2016 - New blog post

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

24 May 2016 - EDPS Annual Report 2015

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 - EU Open Day 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 - Privacy in the Digital Age

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 - Europol

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

4 May 2016 - GDPR

The GDPR rulebook will apply from 25 May 2018: let's prepare for it to strengthen rights of online generation. Please consult the final texts of the Directive and the Regulation.

28 April 2016 - DPO-EDPS Meeting

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

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

21 April 2016 - Counterterrorism and Data Privacy

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

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 - EDPS-Civil Society Summit, 16 June 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

15 April 2016 - One giant leap for digital rights

One giant leap for digital rights. Read the latest post of the EDPS blog.

14 April 2016 - Privacy Shield

Article 29 Working Party on the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield draft adequacy decision. Read the opinion and the statement.

13 April 2016 - Exchange of information regarding criminal records

EDPS Opinion on the exchange of information on third country nationals as regards the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS)

8 April 2016 - EU-Canada PNR agreement

EDPS pleading at the hearing of the Court of Justice of 5 April 2016, EU-Canada PNR agreement. Read the pleading notes.

7 April 2016 - EDPS Newsletter 47

Our latest newsletter is online now.

1 April 2016 - EDPS new blog

The EU GDPR as a clarion call for a new global digital gold standard. Read the first post of the new EDPS blog.

21 March 2016 - Information Security Risk Management

EDPS guide to securing information and business continuity. Read our press release and guidance.

18 March 2016 - European Border and Coast Guard Regulation

Securing Europe’s Rights and Borders. Read the Opinion and the press release.

17 March 2016 - EU-US Privacy Shield

Speech of Giovanni Buttarelli on the EU-US Privacy Shield given at the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE)

16 March 2016 - Case Law Overview 2015

EDPS issues a Case Law Overview for 2015. Read the document.

1 March 2016 - Giovanni Buttarelli on Apple-FBI case

Euronews video and article with Giovanni Buttarelli on Apple-FBI case at Delphi Economic Forum

27 February 2016 - Living in a future Big Data world

Keynote address by Giovanni Buttarelli to the Delphi Economic Forum: Living in a future Big Data world: can prosperity, freedom and fundamental rights be reconciled?

15 February 2016 - Preliminary opinion on EU-US Umbrella Agreement

Speech of Giovanni Buttarelli on the EU-US Umbrella Agreement given at Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE)

12 February 2016 - EU-US Umbrella Agreement

EDPS welcomes EU-US "Umbrella Agreement" and stresses need for effective safeguards. Read the Opinion and the press release.

5 February 2016 - Opening address of Giovanni Buttarelli

Opening address given by Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS, at the Fifth Workshop on Data Protection in International Organisations

3 February 2016 - Statement WP29 on "EU-US Privacy Shield"

On 2 and 3 February 2016, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) met to discuss the consequences of the CJEU judgment in the Schrems case for international transfers. Read the statement on the introduction of a "EU-US Privacy Shield".

2 February 2016 - Data Protection within International Organisations

On 5 February 2016, the EDPS and the International Committee of the Red Cross will host a workshop on data protection within international organisations, which will take place in Geneva. For more information see the EDPS Events page.

28 January 2016 - A New Digital Ethics

EDPS starts work on a New Digital Ethics. Read the press release.

28 January 2016 - Data Protection Day 2016

The EDPS is celebrating 10 years of Data Protection Day! Watch our video, follow our events live and get involved in the debate on Twitter #DataProtectionDay. Information on all our events can be found on the EDPS Events page.

26 January 2016 - Reference Library

The EDPS opens Reference Library. Read the press release.

22 January 2016 - General Report "Survey 2015"

EDPS: EU Institutions making steady progress. Read the Report and the press release.

7 January 2016 - EDPS Priorities 2016

Priorities for 2016: The EDPS as an advisor to the EU Institutions. Read the priorities and our press release.

5 January 2016 - A New Year, a new chapter

A New Year, a new chapter, article by Giovanni Buttarelli published in New Europe Our World in 2016

5 January 2016 - EDPS issues Guidelines

EDPS issues Guidelines on the use of eCommunications and Mobile Devices. Read the Guidelines and the press release.

  • 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