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13 December 2011

EDPS issues an opinion on the new EU-US Passenger Name Record agreement. Read our opinion and press release.

22 November 2011

EDPS calls for strengthening of proposed Regulation on the Internal Market Information System. See the opinion and our press release.

27 October 2011

12 September 2011

The EDPS adopts an opinion of 12 October 2011 concerning customs enforcement of intellectual property rights.

7 October 2011

"A serious policy debate on net neutrality must effectively address users' confidentiality of communication", says EDPS. See the opinion and our press release.

6 October 2011

Recording equipment in road transport: EDPS calls for additional safeguards to better protect the privacy of professional drivers. See also our press release.

22 September 2011

EDPS adopts an opinion on European statistics on safety from crime

25 July 2011

EDPS adopts an opinion on credit agreements relating to residential property

15 July 2011

EDPS adopts opinion on the processing and transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data by air carriers to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

15 July 2011

EDPS adopts Staff Evaluation Guidelines

11 July 2011

EDPS calls on the European Commission to ensure that safeguards for online behavioural advertising are respected, see the press release.

8 July 2011

Newsletter Nr. 29

29 June 2011

"Data protection - a critical success factor for other important policy fields", article by Peter Hustinx published in E&T Engineering & Technology

24 June 2011

eBook format of the Annual Report 2010 is available on our website.

23 June 2011

EDPS adopts an opinion regarding  the "processing of administrative inquiries and disciplinary proceedings" in certain EU agencies.

21 June 2011

The EDPS adopts an opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy market integrity and transparency.

15 June 2011

EDPS held a press conference and presented his Annual Report 2010 and current context in data protection.

15 June 2011

EDPS Annual Report 2010: an increased effort is required to ensure effective data protection in practice. See also the press release.

7 June 2011

The EDPS publishes the May update of his Inventory of priorities in the area of consultation for 2011.

1 June 2011

EDPS opinion on the proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and repealing Regulation (EURATOM) No 1074/1999

31 May 2011

Evaluation shows that the Data Retention Directive does not meet privacy and data protection requirements, says EDPS. Read the EDPS opinion and the press release.

26 May 2011

Video message of Peter Hustinx at the occasion of the 12th Conference & Exhibition of Biometrics Institute Australia in Sydney

19 April 2011

EDPS opinion on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories

18 April 2011

EDPS opinion on EU Financial Regulation: EU budget needs clear rules on transparency, also to protect individuals' personal data. Read also the press release.

15 April 2011

Newsletter Nr. 28

14 April 2011

Towards more effective Data Protection in the Information Society, article by Peter Hustinx for the 50th issue of

13 April 2011

Festival of Europe - Open Day of the European institutions: Visit the EDPS stand to learn more about your data protection rights (Brussels, 7 May 2011)

6 April 2011

European Data Protection Commissioners insist on the need for a comprehensive EU approach to data protection. Read the Resolution and press release.

29 March 2011

EDPS publishes his Speaking Engagements Policy.

28 March 2011

EU Passenger Name Record: proposed system fails to meet necessity requirement, says EDPS. See the press release.

24 March 2011

Data protection and transparency: EDPS updates guidance for good practice in the EU administration. See also the press release.

23 March 2011

Christopher Docksey has been appointed as Director of the Secretariat of the EDPS.  Mr Docksey formerly worked as a Legal Advisor to the European Commission.

22 March 2011

The new online complaint submission form is now available!

1 March 2011

"A new European Network and Information Security: the Data Protection perspective"  speaking points of Giovanni Buttarelli, Council of he European Union, Brussels

23 February 2011

Internet Society’s INET conference (Frankfurt, 23 February 2011), watch the interview of Peter Hustinx.

18 February 2011

EDPS issues guidelines on anti-harassment procedures in European institutions and bodies

9 February 2011

"Counter-Terrorism Policy and Data Protection", contribution of Giovanni Buttarelli to the Hearing of the European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels

1 February 2011

EDPS issues an opinion on the research project Turbine (TrUsted Revocable Biometric IdeNtitiEs).

1 February 2011

Newsletter Nr. 27

24 January 2011

EDPS celebrates the 5th edition of Data Protection Day (28 January 2011). Watch the video message of Peter Hustinx and Giovanni Buttarelli and see the EDPS activities.

18 January 2011

EDPS issues an opinion on review of the EU legal framework for data protection. See also the press release.

  • 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