The EDPS is consulted on proposals for legislation with an impact on data protection and other matters which relate to the processing of personal data. The response of the EDPS usually takes the shape of an opinion, but he may provide guidance in the form of comments or a policy paper as well.
Given the important number of proposals planned every year by the Commission, the EDPS establishes a list of subjects of particular interest. This inventory serves the purpose of identifying, selecting and compiling a list of those Commission proposals to which the EDPS intends to react. It is based on the Work Programme of the Commission as well as on bilateral contacts that the EDPS maintains with the services of the Commission. These subjects are followed, acted upon and given adequate follow up, where relevant.
The inventory is not exhaustive. However, it defines priorities in different areas, such as: Justice, Liberty and Security; Information Society and Media; Employment; Anti-Fraud; Energy and Transport; Public Health.
Every year in December, the EDPS publishes its priorities and its inventory for the next calendar year. Normally, an update of the inventory is published in the summer.
2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners to be hosted in Brussels. Read the press statement.
Forum on International Privacy Law, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Königstein, Germany
Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli in DAPIX, Brussels, Belgium
Concurrences Review, Law & Economics Workshop: Big Data, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium
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
Privacy Day at ICANN, Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli, Copenhagen, Denmark
Council Working Party on Financial Services, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium
Article 29 Working Party, Borders, Travel & Law Enforcement subgroup, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium
eID under eIDAS - compliance, state of play and technology trends, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski in the Webinar