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Inquiries


The EDPS conducts inquiries on his own initiative or on the basis of a complaint. He has extensive powers to access personal data, information and documents which are necessary for his inquiries and to access premises, in case an on the spot investigation is needed.
 
Aside from inquiries following a complaint, which may involve very specific matters, the EDPS conducts surveys on general issues as background information for preparing papers meant to give guidance to controllers on the processing of personal data. Some examples are:
  • e-monitoring;
  • personal files of staff;
  • video surveillance of buildings.

Inspections and other inquiries are essential for a supervisory authority to have the means for fact-finding, following up cases, monitoring issues of priority and to conduct audits.

General Report "Survey 2015"

General Report of 21 January 2016 on "Measuring compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001 in EU institutions ("Survey 2015")
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General Report "Survey 2013"

General Report of 24 January 2014 on "Measuring compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001 in EU institutions ("Survey 2013")"
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EDPS Inspection Guidelines

EDPS Inspection Guidelines

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EDPS Inspection Policy

Inspections conducted by the EDPS - Policy paper

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Survey on the function of Data Protection Coordinators

General Report of 25 January 2013 on "Survey on the function of Data Protection Coordinators at the European Commission"

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Report on the Status of Data Protection Officers (DPOs)

EDPS Report on the Status of Data Protection Officers of 17 December 2012 - Monitoring compliance of EU institutions and bodies with Article 24 of Regulation (EC) 45/2001

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General Report "Survey 2011"

General Report of 23 January 2012 on "Measuring compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001 in EU institutions and bodies (“Survey 2011”)"

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Proportionality of the information collected by the European Commission when awarding funding to European projects

Letter of 4 October 2011 concerning the proportionality of the information collected by the European Commission when awarding funding to projects carried out by national public bodies and/or private companies.

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Monitoring and Ensuring Compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001

Monitoring and Ensuring Compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001, Policy Paper of 13 December 2010

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EDPS inspection procedure

EDPS Inspection Policy and Procedure of 23 July 2009

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General report "Spring 2009"

Rapport général du 22 juin 2009 concernant l'"évaluation du respect du règlement (CE) n° 45/2001 au sein des institutions et organes de l'UE"

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General report "Spring 2007"

General report of 14 May 2008 on "Measuring compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001 in EU institutions and bodies"

According to Article 41, paragraph 2 of Regulation (EC) 45/2001, the European Data Protection Supervisor is responsible for monitoring and ensuring the application of the Regulation. In March 2007, the EDPS launched a procedure known as "Spring 2007" as part of an effort to measure compliance with the Regulation in the various institutions and agencies and to take stock of the progress made so far.

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Opinion on the role of the ECB in the SWIFT case

Opinion of 1 Febuary 2007 on the role of the European Central Bank in the SWIFT case

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  • 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