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Thematic guidelines

The EDPS issues guidelines on specific themes in order to provide guidance for EU institutions and bodies in certain fields relevant for them, such as recruitment, processing of disciplinary data and video surveillance.

These guidelines also facilitate the prior checking by the EDPS of processing operations in the EU agencies as they served as a reference document against which agencies could measure their current practices.


Administrative inquiries and disciplinary procedures

Guidelines on processing personal information in administrative inquiries and disciplinary proceedings, 18 November 2016

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Mobile Applications

Guidelines on the protection of personal data processed by mobile applications provided by European Union institutions, 7 November 2016

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Web Services

Guidelines on the protection of personal data processed through web services provided by EU institutions, 7 November 2016

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Whistleblowing procedure

Guidelines on processing personal information within a whistleblowing procedure, 18 July 2016

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Security Measures for Personal Data Processing

Guidance on Security Measures for Personal Data Processing - Article 22 of Regulation 45/2001, 21 March 2016

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Mobile devices

Guidelines on the protection of personal data in mobile devices used by European institutions (Mobile devices guidelines), 17 December 2015
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Electronic communications

Guidelines on personal data and electronic communications in the EU institutions (eCommunications guidelines), 16 December 2015

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Conflicts of Interest

Guidelines on the processing of personal data with regard to the management of conflicts of interest in EU institutions and bodies, 8 December 2014

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Rights of Individuals

Guidelines on the Rights of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data, 25 February 2014

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Public Procurement, Grants and External Experts

Guidelines on processing of personal data in the context of Public Procurement, Grants as well as Selection and Use of External Experts, 25 June 2013
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> Annex I

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> Annex II

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Leave and Flexitime

Guidelines concerning the processing of personal data in the area of leave and flexitime, 20 December 2012

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> Annex

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Video-Surveillance - Follow-up

Follow-up Report to the 2010 EDPS Video-Surveillance Guidelines

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Staff Evaluation

Guidelines on evaluation of statutory staff in the context of annual appraisal, probation, promotion or regarding certification and attestation, 15 July 2011 (2011-042)
 
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> Annex I

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> Annex II

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Anti-harassment procedures in European institutions and bodies

Guidelines concerning the processing of personal data during the selection of confidential counsellors and the informal procedures for cases of harassment in European institutions and bodies, 18 February 2011

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Tasks, duties and powers of the Data Protection Officer (Article 24.8)

Guidelines concerning implementing rules concerning the tasks, duties and powers of the Data Protection Officer (Article 24.8), 29 July 2010

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Video-surveillance

EDPS Video-surveillance Guidelines, 17 March 2010

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Frequently asked questions on video-surveillance: prior checking by the EDPS, 17 March 2010

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Follow-up to the EDPS video-surveillance guidelines: summary of preliminary recommendations in nine prior checking procedures, 14 July 2010

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Letter of 3 September 2010 concerning Video-cameras at the waiting room to the Council's medical facilities

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Consultation on the EDPS video-surveillance guidelines

The EDPS published the first consultation draft of his video-surveillance guidelines on 7 July 2009. Data Protection Officers of the European institutions and bodies and other stakeholders were invited to comment on these guidelines by 15 September 2009. The EDPS held a workshop on 30 September with a view to elicit further feedback to improve the draft Guidelines and increase cooperation to ensure compliance with data protection principles.

EDPS video-surveillance guidelines, consultation draft, 7 July 2009

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Workshop of 30 September 2009: Agenda

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Workshop of 30 September 2009: Overview

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Workshop of 30 September 2009: Welcome address by Giovanni Buttarelli

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Summary of comments received, 17 March 2010

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Health data at work

Guidelines concerning the processing of health data in the workplace by Community institutions and bodies, 28 September 2009

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Staff recruitment

Guidelines concerning the processing operations in the field of staff recruitment, 10 October 2008

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  • 15 March 2017

    Data Protection and the EU institutions. Read the latest blogpost by Giovanni Buttarelli and the EDPS Opinion.

  • 15 March 2017

    EDPS sees opportunity for stronger consumer and data protection. Read the EDPS Opinion and the press release.

  • 13 March 2017

    2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners to be hosted in Brussels. Read the press statement.

  • 07 March 2017

    EDPS calls for consistent improvements in the approach to EU border policy. Read the EDPS Opinion and the press release.

  • 15 February 2017

    Priorities for 2017: The EDPS as an advisor to the EU Institutions. Read the priorities and our blogpost.

  • 23 March 2017

    Forum on International Privacy Law, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Königstein, Germany

  • 23 March 2017

    Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli in DAPIX, Brussels, Belgium

  • 23 March 2017

    Concurrences Review, Law & Economics Workshop: Big Data, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium

  • 13 March 2017

    Regulating Privacy through Ethical Standards and Accountability Principles in the era of Big Data, Keynote speech of Wojciech Wiewiórowski: Towards a new digital ethics – data, dignity and technology: How to ensure accountability in personal data management?, Brussels, Belgium

  • 13 March 2017

    Privacy Day at ICANN, Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 13 March 2017

    Council Working Party on Financial Services, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium

  • 09 March 2017

    Article 29 Working Party, Borders, Travel & Law Enforcement subgroup, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium

  • 07 March 2017

    eID under eIDAS - compliance, state of play and technology trends, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski in the Webinar