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2016 EDPS-Civil Society Summit - 16 June 2016

For the second year the EDPS will meet with civil society organisations to discuss the state of data protection and privacy in the EU. On the agenda this year will be the implementation of the GDPR and the directive on data protection rules for the police and criminal justice, the review of the ePrivacy Directive, and developments in case law in the last 12 months, notably Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner and the proposed Privacy Shield agreement. 

The meeting will take place in the European Parliament in Brussels from 9.30am-12.30pm and will be live webstreamed. If you would like to attend in person on behalf of your organisation, or if you have any questions, please write to us at edps@edps.europa.eu with '2016 EDPS- Civil Society Summit' in the subject line, and we will send you further details.

Journée portes ouvertes des institutions européennes Bruxelles - samedi 28 mai 2016

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Your personal information is collected, shared, used and stored by individuals, organisations and public authorities every day. Recruitment activities, video surveillance and health data collection are just a few examples of this. It is the job of the EDPS to ensure that the European institutions and bodies respect your data protection rights when they process your personal data.
 
The EDPS stand will be at the European Parliament as part of the EU institutions' Europe Day celebrations.
 
Located on the first floor of the ASP building, next to meeting room 3G, EDPS staff will be on hand to answer questions about your privacy rights and how to protect your personal information. Free goodies and information will be on offer, as well as fun and interactive activities for both children and adults to enjoy. You will also have a chance to win one of 20 USB sticks, simply by taking part in our fun, simple quiz!
 
Whether shopping online, using a smartphone or applying for jobs, data protection affects us all, so be sure to visit us at our stand to find out more!

For more information visit the Europe Day 2016 website.

DPO-EDPS meeting – 28 April 2016

For a number of years, the DPOs in the EU institutions and bodies have met at regular intervals to share common experiences and discuss horizontal issues. These meetings which take place twice a year have been a regular fixture in the EDPS calendar since 2004 since they are a valuable opportunity to listen to DPOs sharing experiences from their respective institutions with one another and with their supervisory authority - us. These meetings are also an opportunity for the EDPS to present our policies and activities to DPOs. The upcoming DPO meeting at Eurofound in Dublin on 28 April 2016 will include discussions on the EDPS' e-communications guidelines, staff appraisal, whistleblowing and cloud computing.

For more information please consult the agenda.

Annual Conference on European Data Protection Law 2016 – 7-8 April 2016

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On 7-8 April 2016, the Academy of European Law (ERA) will be organising in Brussels its Annual Conference on European Data Protection Law with the support and participation of the EDPS.

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) about to be passed, it is time to assess the concrete innovations it will introduce and to focus on how to implement it in practice. The conference aims at providing legal practitioners and data protection specialists with the necessary guidance to prepare for GDPR implementation and to realise its full potential. The conference will also include an update on the EU-US Privacy Shield.
 
For more information and to register, please click here.  

cinquième séminaire sur la protection des données comme partie intégrante de la bonne gouvernance des organisations internationales - 5 février 2016

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Le 5 février 2016, le CEPD et le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge accueilleront un cinquième séminaire sur la protection des données comme partie intégrante de la bonne gouvernance des organisations internationales. Ce séminaire se tiendra à Genève sous la forme d'un forum permettant aux représentants des organisations internationales de débattre de la protection des données au sein de ces organisations et de partager leurs bonnes pratiques.

Pour plus d'infos:

https://www.icrc.org/en/event/5th-workshop-data-protection-within-international-organisations

European Data Protection Day - 28 January 2016

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On 28 January 2016, the 47 countries of the Council of Europe as well as European institutions, agencies and bodies will celebrate the tenth annual European Data Protection Day. This date marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe's Convention 108 on the protection of personal information, the first legally binding international law in the field of data protection.

The EDPS will mark the date with a series of events, including a conference co-hosted by the European Parliament and the EDPS for EU officials on the EU data protection reform (webstreaming available here from 10am) and a lunch conference on Smart Sharing (webstreaming available here from 12.30pm). Also taking place will be the annual CPDP conference, featuring various presentations by EDPS experts as well as a panel, hosted by the EDPS, on Data, Dignity and Technology - Exploring Digital Ethics.

This panel will be followed in the evening by a live transatlantic discussion on big data, organised by the EDPS, the Council of Europe and the National Cyber Security Alliance. Register here for free to watch the discussion live online.

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Smart Sharing - A Lunchtime Trainee Conference
Data Protection Day - 28 January 2016

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Technological development implies bigger opportunities but also bigger challenges when it comes to data protection. In their daily lives, people constantly share information, whether they are using a tablet, searching online or communicating through social media.

However, are they really in control of the personal data they are sharing? Do they know how their personal information is processed by others? While data subjects are knowingly sharing their data online, they may be unaware of the long-term effects of their activities and the e-reputation they are building.

At this exclusive lunchtime conference for EU institution trainees, the EDPS will give you an insight into the world of data protection and provide the tools to help you stay in control of your personal information. The conference will be webstreamed and everyone can get involved in the debate through Twitter #DataProtectionDay .

For more information consult the conference programme.

For the webstreaming click here.

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2016: [In]visibilities and Infrastructures - 27-29 January 2016


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The EDPS, as a premier sponsor of the CPDP conference, is delighted to once again be supporting this event, which EDPS Giovanni Buttarelli has described as the epicentre for creative ideas, sharp analysis and fierce debate on privacy and data protection.
 
The EDPS and Assistant Supervisor, as well as EDPS staff, will take part in various panels and activities during the three-day conference, which this year coincides with the tenth annual European Data Protection Day on 28 January. To mark the occasion, the EDPS plans to launch an ethics advisory group as part of a panel on Data, Dignity and Technology. The group will be charged with assessing the ethical implications of how personal information is defined and used in the big data world.

This panel will be followed in the evening by a live transatlantic discussion on big data, organised by the EDPS, the Council of Europe and the National Cyber Security Alliance. Register here to watch the discussion live online.
 
The EDPS, as supervisor of the EU institutions, will once again deliver the closing speech at the conference, where he will focus on 2016 as a landmark year for data protection, not only for the EU institutions, but for all individuals.
 
For more information and to register visit:

http://www.cpdpconferences.org/registration.html
 
You will also be able to follow our live tweets from the conference @EU_EDPS

37th International Privacy Conference - 26-29 October 2015

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From 26 to 29 October 2015, the Dutch Data Protection Authority will host the 37th International Privacy Conference. The Conference will take place at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. It aims to bring together data protection and privacy commissioners from around the world to discuss how we can build bridges between each of our data protection and privacy regimes.
 
For more information visit the Conference website.

For information on attending the opening-night reception, to be hosted by IAPP at the National Maritime Museum on 27 October 2015, visit the IAPP website.

Competition Rebooted: Enforcement and Personal Data in Digital Markets - 24 September 2015

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On 24 September 2015, the EDPS and the European Academy of Law will hold a workshop in Brussels, entitled Competition Rebooted: Enforcement and Personal Data in Digital Markets.

The workshop will focus on a range of topics related to market analysis, personal data and privacy and competition law enforcement. It aims to provide competition law practitioners with an insight into new developments in the field and to deepen understanding of the growing role of data in competition law.

For more information and to register visit the ERA website.

 

Second Workshop of the Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN) - 5 June 2015, Leuven

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On 5 June 2015, the IPEN initiative will hold its second workshop, hosted by KU Leuven. The workshop will include discussion on topics such as privacy engineering in education and privacy in standardisation, with presentations from European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli and other experts. For more information about IPEN and to register, please see the IPEN Workshop 2015 event page.

 

EDPS Meeting with NGOs on the Data Protection Reform - 27 May 2015

Journée portes ouvertes des institutions européennes Bruxelles - samedi 9 mai 2015

 Affiche de la Journée de l'Europe 2015 Le samedi 9 mai 2015, les institutions européennes marqueront à nouveau l'anniversaire de la Déclaration Schuman et célébreront la fête de l'Europe par une journée portes ouvertes à Bruxelles.

Nous serons ravis de vous accueillir au stand du CEPD au sein du Parlement européen (Bruxelles, Place du Luxembourg, 1er étage du bâtiment ASP, en face de la salle de réunion 1G) de 10h à 16h.

Venez discuter avec nous de vos droits en matière de vie privée, poser des questions sur la protection de vos données personnelles si vous postulez pour un emploi, quand vous utilisez votre téléphone intelligent ou quand vous procédez à des achats en ligne. Nous vous offrirons également quelques gadgets utiles ainsi que de la documentation. Participez à notre quiz et gagnez peut-être l'une de nos 20 clés USB au format original!

Pour plus d'infos: www.europa.eu/opendoors ou contactez EDPS-Events@edps.europa.eu

European Conference of Data Protection Authorities - 18-20 May 2015

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From 18 to 20 May 2015, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office will host the European Conference of Data Protection Authorities, which will take place in Manchester.

The Conference will focus on delivering rights for individuals, with a clear and practical call to action. The aim should be to ensure that individuals are able to easily exercise their rights.

Registration for the conference will close on 10 April 2015. The event is open to members of accredited data protection authorities and observers, and will be an opportunity for delegates to address subjects of common interest and help advance the fundamental right to data protection.

To register for the conference: https://eurospringconference.wordpress.com/registration/

For more information: https://eurospringconference.wordpress.com/

Computers, Privacy & Data Protection 2015: Data Protection on the Move (21-23 January 2015, Brussels)

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CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. Within an atmosphere of independence and mutual respect, CPDP gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, computer scientists and civil society from all over the world to exchange ideas and discuss the latest emerging issues and trends.

This unique multidisciplinary formula has served to make CPDP one of the leading data protection and privacy conferences in Europe and around the world. Organised with the support of the EDPS, this year's panels will focus on key issues that cover all current debates: the data protection reform in the EU: European and Global developments; mobility (mobile technologies, wearable technologies, border surveillance); EU-US developments concerning the regulation of government surveillance; e-health; love and lust in the digital age; internet governance and privacy; and much, much more.

For more information and registration: www.cpdpconferences.org

Follow CPDP on Facebook (CPDPconferencesBrussels) and Twitter (@cpdpconferences).

"Personal Information - Smarten Up!" conférence lors de la 9e Journée Européenne de la Protection des Données, 28 Janvier 2015, Bruxelles

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In a ranking of importance to people’s daily lives, the smartphone surged to the top, falling below only the Internet and personal hygiene. Given the sensitive data stored on smartphones, from pictures and contacts information to bank details, PINs, and medical information, special care should be given to securing them against any harm, both online (data theft) and offline (stolen).


At this exclusive conference, the EDPS will outline risks to your personal data and how you can better protect your data on your smart devices. The event will be streamed live and everyone can get involved in the conversation with the Supervisors and panellists through Twitter #EDPD2015        

The web streaming is available here.

Programme of the conference.

"Three years EU data protection reform: state of play and perspectives", 5 November 2014, Brussels

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The recent rulings of the European Court of Justice concerning data retention and search engines (Google Spain) illustrate the increasing relevance of the fundamental rights to privacy and to the protection of personal data in the context of new information services and data transfers in a global world.

Against the background of rapid technological developments and the growing reality of ubiquitous surveillance of personal data by private and public entities alike, the European Union is striving for new rules to effectively protect personal data also in the 21st century.

Andrea Voβhoff, the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, and Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor, have the pleasure to invite high-level representatives of all institutional and political actors involved to debate outstanding issues and necessary steps to be taken to bring the reform of EU data protection law to a timely and successful conclusion.

EU Data Protection Reform: Close to the finishing line

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"Intégrer la protection de la vie privée dans les services et les applications Internet" - atelier de l'Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN), 26 septembre 2014, Berlin

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Le premier atelier IPEN aura lieu le 26 septembre 2014 à Berlin. L'atelier se veut une manière pratique d'identifier les déficits en matière de vie privée des technologies existantes et de mettre en avant des solutions utiles. Plus d'information: projet d’ordre du jour et  liste des orateursSuivez-le également en direct.

Plus d'informations sur IPEN

  • 04 mai 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 avril 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 avril 2016

    GDPR requires DPOs: EU institutions leading by example. Read the latest blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

  • 21 avril 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 avril 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 mai 2016

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

  • 09 mai 2016

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

  • 29 avril 2016

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

  • 28 avril 2016

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

  • 27 avril 2016

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

  • 25 avril 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 avril 2016

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

  • 20 avril 2016

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