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Welcome to the EDPS Reference Library! This virtual library is a gateway to a wealth of information on a selection of subjects covered in the course of our supervision of the EU institutions and bodies.

Clicking on one of the topics below will take you to a summary of key points about that subject. For those of you interested in more detailed information, the summary also includes links to other relevant documents. 

We hope you find this library a useful source of information on our supervision work. We will endeavour to update each topic regularly.

This initiative is part of the EDPS Strategy 2015-2019 to:
•    develop a web-based repository for information on data protection as a resource for our stakeholders;
•    train EU bodies on how best to respect data protection rules in practice;
•    support EU institutions in moving from a purely compliance-based approach to one that is accountability-based.

You can read more about the various ways that we carry out our supervision work here. To help the EU institutions to fulfil their data protection obligations under the law, we regularly issue guidance papers (thematic guidelines, papers, opinions, consultations and decisions). While these are in principle aimed at the EU institutions, anyone interested in data protection might find them useful; the Data Protection Regulation applicable to the EU institutions (Regulation (EC) No 45/2001) is similar in many respects to the data protection Directive (EC) 95/46, which is implemented into the national laws of EU Member States, as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

 

Access to electronic communications data when an employee is absent

[pdf]

Administrative inquiries and disciplinary proceedings

[pdf]

Anti-harassment procedures

[pdf]

Anti-fraud procedures

[pdf]

Asset freezing

[pdf]

Blacklisting and early warning systems

[pdf]

Data Protection Officer (DPO)

[pdf]

Evaluation of staff

[pdf]

Health data in the workplace

[pdf]

Information security

[pdf]

International transfers

[pdf]

Leave management

[pdf]

Mobile devices

[pdf]

Prevention of conflicts of interest

[pdf]

Private use of electronic communications in the workplace

[pdf]

Procurement and external experts

[pdf]

Selection and recruitment of staff

[pdf]

Video-surveillance

[pdf]

Whistleblowing

[pdf]
  • 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