Wojciech Wiewiórowski (EDPS) on Civil society organisations as allies of DPAs

Earlier this week in his blog, Wojciech Wiewiórowski (Assistant Supervisor at the EDPS) discussed the importance of civil society organisations as strategic allies of European DPAs because they play an important role in the practical application of data protection principles by "empowering individuals to assert their rights and holding data controllers accountable for their actions." Wiewiórowski pointed out ...

EDPS publishes “Guidelines on the protection of personal data in IT governance and IT management of EU institutions”

The EDPS has published new Guidelines on the processing of personal data through information systems for EU institutions which include 26 recommendations for EU institutions to follo win order to better their own own accountability with respect to the information systems and databases they make use of. Read the complete "Guidelines on the protection of personal ...

EDPS publishes new Guidelines on the use of cloud computing services by the European institutions and bodies

On 16 March the European Data Protection Supervisor published new Guidelines on the use of cloud computing services by the European institutions and bodies.   The Guidelines provide suggestions and instructions for EU institutions in order to further compliance with Regulation (EC) No. 45/2001.  The Guidelines deal specifically with: - how to assess the appropriateness of the ...

EU-Canada PNR Agreement is incompatible with EU fundamental rights

The Court of Justice of the European Union recently issued an opinion determining that the agreement envisaged between the EU and Canada on the transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data may not be concluded in its current form, since several provisions of the draft agreement don't meet requirements stemming from the fundamental rights of the European ...

EDPS Publishes Opinion 6/2017 on the ePrivacy Regulation: THE EPRIVACY REGULATION PART II

Yesterday (24 April 2017) the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published Opinion 6/2017 on the Proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications. The Opinion stresses the importance of the Proposal and the fact that European data protection regulation would be incomplete without an instrument that governs the confidentiality of communications as protected under Article 7 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. The ...

New EDPS guidelines on web services and mobile applications

Today the European Data Protection Supervisor published two very welcomed guidelines on personal data protection. The first deals with the protection of personal data processed through web services and the second personal data processed by mobile applications provided by European Union institutions. You can find the complete guidelines below. Guidelines on the protection of personal data processed through ...