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Large-scale IT systems 

Several databases (information systems) created or about to be created by the European Union (EU)  can be considered large by various (sometimes all) measures: number of people using the system for different purposes, amount of data collected, stored, accessed, manipulated, number of connections between components, etc.

The EU is creating or updating several large scale IT systems in the area of border and police control: SIS II, VIS and Eurodac are three examples of these databases.

London initiative 

At the 28th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in London (November 2006), a statement was presented, entitled "Communicating data protection and making it more effective", which received general support from data protection authorities around the world.

This was a joint initiative of the president of the French data protection authority, the UK Information Commissioner and the EDPS. This is now referred to as the "London Initiative".

With a view to translating the statement into practical action, several workshops have been organised. They addressed the topics of communication, enforcement, strategy and internal organisation, and the notification of data breaches.

As one of the architects of the initiative, the EDPS has actively contributed to the follow-up so as to encourage the exchange of available experience and best practice between data protection authorities.

  • 10 February 2017

    Is your toaster watching you?, Lunchtime conference on the Internet of Things, Speeches by Giovanni Buttarelli and Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium

  • 08 February 2017

    6th Data Protection Forum with Mr Viljar PEEP, Director General, Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate, Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli and Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium

  • 08 February 2017

    e-Privacy Breakfast Debate organised by EIF, Speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

  • 08 February 2017

    e-Privacy Directive: Combining Modern Marketing & Privacy, Event organised by FEDMA, Speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium

  • 07 February 2017

    109th Plenary meeting of the Article 29 Working Party, Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium

  • 06 February 2017

    Workshop on the current trends and practices in biobanking in the light of European and national data protection requirements? Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium

  • 03 February 2017

    Giovanni Buttarelli speaking on GDPR in panel New rules and what to do next in the conference organised by Confindustria Il nuovo Regolamento europeo sulla protezione dei dati personali, Rome, Italy

  • 01 February 2017

    Giovanni Buttarelli meeting with Bob Quinn, Senior Executive Vice President, AT&T, Brussels, Belgium