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Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 provides that every Community institution and body must appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). He or she is fundamental in ensuring that these administrations respect their data protection obligations.
 
Some institutions have also provided for an assistant or deputy DPO. The European Commission has appointed a Data Protection Coordinator (DPC) in each directorate-general (DG). This has been justified by the size of the institution and the necessity to have relays in the different DGs. It has also appointed a specific DPO for OLAF.
 
Some DPOs were appointed even before the EDPS started his activities, some after. They have proved to be of high importance, not only because of their internal work within the institution or body, but also in the establishment of a DPO network. This network, which meets at regular intervals, has been a useful forum for exchanging views on common issues and to provide advice. Apart from bilateral meetings and contacts with the DPOs, the EDPS also takes part in the regular meetings of the DPO network. These meetings serve as useful means for exchange of information and discussions on current issues.
 
The Data Protection Officers have various functions:
  • ensuring that controllers and data subjects are informed of their rights and obligations;
  • ensuring in an independent manner the internal application of the Regulation;
  • carrying out inquiries where necessary;
  • keeping a register of the processing operations carried out by the controller;
  • notifying the EDPS of processing operations which may present specific risks;
  • responding to requests from the EDPS and cooperating with the EDPS.

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 > The EDPS has presented his view on the role of the DPOs in a position paper.

 

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>  The EDPS Report on the Status of Data Protection Officers (DPOs)

 

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On 24 November 2010, the EDPS sent a letter to all Directors and Heads of EU institutions and agencies endorsing the DPO paper on "Professional Standards for Data Protection Officers of the EU Institutions and bodies working under Regulation (EC) No 45/2001" finalised at the meeting of the DPO network on 14 October 2010.


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> Professional Standards for Data Protection Officers of the EU Institutions and bodies working under Regulation (EC) No 45/2001


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Data Protection Officers appointed by the EU institutions and bodies

 

Council of the European Union Carmen LOPEZ RUIZ
European Parliament Secondo SABBIONI
European Commission Philippe RENAUDIERE
Court of Justice of the European Union Valerio Agostino PLACCO
Court of Auditors Johan VAN DAMME
European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Lucas CAMARENA JANUZEC
Committee of the Regions (CoR)  Rastislav SPÁC
European Investment Bank (EIB)  Alberto SOUTO DE MIRANDA
European External Action Service (EEAS)  Carine CLAEYS
European Ombudsman

Christina KARAKOSTA (Acting DPO)

Rosita AGNEW

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) 

Sylvie PICARD

European Central Bank (ECB)  Frederik  MALFRERE
European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)  Laraine LAUDATI 
Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (CdT)  Martin GARNIER
Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM)  Gregor SCHNEIDER
Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)  Nikolaos FIKATAS
Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) Paul MARTINET
European Medicines Agency (EMEA)  Alessandro SPINA 
Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)  Véronique DOREAU
European Training Foundation (ETF) 

Tiziana CICCARONE

European Asylum Support Office (EASO)  Paula McCLURE
European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)  Konstantinos MOULINOS
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)  Markus GRIMMEISEN 
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)  Ignacio VÁZQUEZ MOLINÍ
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)  Claus REUNIS 
European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)  Malgorzata NESTEROWICZ
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) 

Spyros ANTONIOU 

Jesus BUSTAMANTE

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)  Hubert MONET 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) Emmanuelle BRUN
European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) Rieke ARNDT
European Union Satellite Centre (EUSC) Jean-Baptiste TAUPIN
European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) Ramunas LUNSKUS
European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA)  Triinu VOLMER
European Railway Agency (ERA) Zografia PYLORIDOU
Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency  (Chafea) Beata HARTWIG

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Rebecca TROTT

European Environment Agency (EEA)  Olivier CORNU
European Investment Fund (EIF)  Jobst NEUSS
European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Border (FRONTEX) Andrej GRAS
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Stephan KARAS
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Francesca PAVESI (DPO)
Frank MANUHUTU
(deputy DPO)

Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) Elena FIERRO SEDANO
Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) Caroline MAION (Acting DPO)
European Banking Authority (EBA) Joseph MIFSUD
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Bo BALDUYCK
European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) Nadine KOLLOCZEK
Research Executive Agency (REA)

Evangelos TSAVALOPOULOS

European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) Frederik MALFRÈRE
Fusion for Energy Angela BARDENHEWER-RATING
SESAR Joint Undertaking Daniella PAVKOVIC
ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking Anne SALAÜN
Clean Sky Joint Undertaking Bruno  MASTANTUONO
Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking Estefania RIBEIRO
Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

Nicolas BRAHY

European Insurance and Occupations Pensions Authority (EIOPA) Catherine COUCKE
Collège européen de police (CEPOL) Leelo KILG-THORNLEY
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Roberta MAGGIO

European Defence Agency (EDA) Gabriele BORLA
ENIAC Joint Undertaking Marc JEUNIAUX
Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) Michele Marco CHIODI
European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) Nikolaos CHATZIMICHALAKIS
eu-LISA Fernando POCAS DA SILVA