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17 August 2016 - EDPS-BEUC Conference on Big Data

The EDPS, in collaboration with European consumer organisation BEUC, is hosting a joint conference on Big Data: individual rights and smart enforcement. The conference will take place in Brussels on 29 September 2016. For more information on the conference and how to register, visit the EDPS Events page.

5 August 2016 - Summer maintenance

Our IT services are undergoing scheduled maintenance from 12 to 15 August. Please note that, for technical reasons, we cannot guarantee that the complaints and annexed files submitted during this period will reach us - despite a possible acknowledgement of receipt. Should you not receive any acknowledgement of receipt within 10 working days from submitting your complaint, please do let us know.

25 July 2016 - ePrivacy

ePrivacy rules should be smarter, clearer, stronger. Read the EDPS opinion and the press release.

18 July 2016 - Whistleblowing

Data protection and Whistleblowing in the EU Institutions. Please read the EDPS guidelines and the press release.

15 July 2016 - EDPS mobile app

The EDPS’ free app, EU Data Protection, has been updated! You can now consult the texts of General Data Protection Regulation (REG) 2016/679 and the Directive 2016/680 for the police and criminal justice sector alongside the texts they replace.

1 July 2016 - EDPS Newsletter 48

Our latest newsletter is online now.

21 June 2016 - Human dimension of data protection

Re-focusing on the human dimension of data protection - read the latest blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

20 June 2016 - EDPS-Civil Society Summit 2016

Video recordings of the EDPS meeting with civil society organisations on the state of data protection and privacy in the EU are now available here.

17 June 2016 - Convention 108

Convention 108: from a European reality to a global treaty. Read the speech by Giovanni Buttarelli given at the Council of Europe International Conference.

17 June 2016 - Digital rights

Digital rights on the top of the EDPS agenda. Giovanni Buttarelli met Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

16 June 2016 - Data Protection in Practice

Data Protection in Practice - read the latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli.

16 June 2016 - Background paper on necessity

Developing a 'toolkit' for assessing the necessity of measures that interfere with fundamental rights. Read the background paper on necessity published for stakeholder consultation.

7 June 2016 - Accountability Initiative

The EDPS launches the Accountability Initiative. Read our latest blogpost.

6 June 2016 - Video of the EDPS-EAG Workshop on Ethics

Videos of the first EDPS-Ethics Advisory Group Workshop are available on our website.

31 May 2016 - EDPS-EAG Workshop on Ethics

Big Brother, Big Data and Ethics. Read the latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli.

30 May 2016 - Privacy Shield

Privacy Shield: more robust and sustainable solution needed. Read the opinion and the press release.

26 May 2016 - New blogpost

Time for Europe's data protection authorities to raise their game. Read the new blogpost 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.

  • 17 August 2016

    The EDPS, in collaboration with European consumer organisation BEUC, is hosting a joint conference on Big Data: individual rights and smart enforcement. The conference will take place in Brussels on 29 September 2016. For more information on the conference and how to register, visit the EDPS Events page.

  • 05 August 2016

    Our IT services are undergoing scheduled maintenance from 12 to 15 August. Please note that, for technical reasons, we cannot guarantee that the complaints and annexed files submitted during this period will reach us - despite a possible acknowledgement of receipt. Should you not receive any acknowledgement of receipt within 10 working days from submitting your complaint, please do let us know.

  • 25 July 2016

    ePrivacy rules should be smarter, clearer, stronger. Read the EDPS opinion and the press release.

  • 18 July 2016

    Data protection and Whistleblowing in the EU Institutions. Please read the EDPS guidelines and the press release.

  • 15 July 2016

    The EDPS’ free app, EU Data Protection, has been updated! You can now consult the texts of General Data Protection Regulation (REG) 2016/679 and the Directive 2016/680 for the police and criminal justice sector alongside the texts they replace.

  • 26 July 2016

    Fablab on GDPR, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski and Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium

  • 25 July 2016

    Extraordinary Plenary Session of the Article 29 Working Party, Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium

  • 21 July 2016

    45th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum, Participation and speeches of Giovanni Buttarelli on Update on EU GDPR and Calibrating Privacy Principles to a Big Data and Digital Society, Singapore

  • 14 July 2016

    Launch of EU Data Protection Whitepaper, British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark, Keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium

  • 07 July 2016

    Marketing and profiling in the European Union, participation and speeches by Giovanni Buttarelli and Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium

  • 06 July 2016

    Privacy Laws & Business Annual International Conference, Wojciech Wiewiórowski in panels on Privacy terms and conditions and How data protection rules should be enforced in tandem with competition and consumer policy, Cambridge, UK

  • 06 July 2016

    Confindustria Radio Televisioni General Assembly 2016, Giovanni Buttarelli in a panel on Authority, Markets and Rights, Rome, Italy

  • 30 June 2016

    Reframing Data Transparency, Wojciech Wiewiórowski in a Roundtable Discussion organised by the Centre for Information Policy Leadership and Telefónica, London, UK