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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.

  • 04 May 2016

    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

    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: EU institutions leading by example. Read the latest blogpost by Wojciech WiewiĆ³rowski.

  • 21 April 2016

    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 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.

  • 11 May 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli gives a lecture at KU Leuven for IT and IP Law, Leuven, Belgium

  • 09 May 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli visits Datatilsynet, the Danish Data Protection Authority, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 29 April 2016

    Privacy: The Competitive Advantage, Speech by Wojciech WiewiĆ³rowski, London, UK

  • 28 April 2016

    Conference on General Data Protection Regulation, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli (via video), Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 27 April 2016

    39th DPO meeting hosted by Eurofound, Introductory speech by Wojciech WiewiĆ³rowski, Dublin, Ireland

  • 25 April 2016

    European Data Protection Days, Keynote by Giovanni Buttarelli on Enduring values and sustainable solutions: The GDPR as a catalyst for individual digital rights across the globe and participation in a discussion on Chances, challenges and the latest developments in international data protection, Berlin, Germany

  • 21 April 2016

    Intelligence Oversight Conference, New York University School of Law, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, New York, USA

  • 20 April 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli visits the Congress, Washington, D.C., USA