The content of this website includes text data and multimedia items such as texts, drawings, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video material, photographs, programmes and the technology described, which are protected by the provisions of national and international law applying to intellectual property.

These textual data and multimedia items are the exclusive property either of the European Data Protection Supervisor and/or of their authors and beneficiaries. The intellectual property right holders waive their right to have their name or any other indication appear on the items which they supply for this website.

The user undertakes to respect the intellectual property rights held by the European Data Protection Supervisor and third parties without prejudice to the rights and exceptions provided for by any binding provisions.

The reuse of any information of this website is authorised for commercial and non-commercial purposes, under the following conditions:

  • The re-user is obliged to acknowledge the source of the document;
  • The original meaning or the message of the documents should not be distorted;
  • The European Data Protection Supervisor cannot be held liable for any consequence stemming from the reuse.

Reuse is understood as: "reproduction of textual data and multimedia items which are the property of the European Data Protection Supervisor or of third parties and for which the EDPS holds the rights of use".

The user undertakes not to delete or change the indications of the author or the source and not to seek to circumvent the technical measures put in place to protect documents and multimedia items, such as print or download restrictions and visible or invisible tagging. Any infringement may lead to civil and criminal proceedings.

In cases of doubt as to the identity of the right holders or as to the conditions of use of a particular item, a request for information may be sent to the webmaster.

Despite extensive research, it may be that the European Data Protection Supervisor has not been able to identify certain authors or right holders of documents appearing on the site. If you are such a right holder, or if you have identified such a right holder, or if there is a mistake on our part, we should be grateful if you would kindly contact the webmaster.



The European Data Protection Supervisor maintains this website to enhance public access to information about the institution and its activities.

Our goal is to keep this information as complete, accurate and up to date as possible. If errors are brought to its attention, the EDPS will take all possible steps to make any necessary corrections without delay.

The EDPS cannot be held liable for direct or indirect damage which may result from use of this site. We take all possible steps to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. Some data or information on this site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free. We cannot in such cases guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The EDPS accepts no responsibility in case of defective transmission of data due to the various networks of the internet or to incompatibilities due to the user's web browser.

The EDPS cannot guarantee that information from external sources contained on this site is reliable or up to date. The information on this  site may link to external sites over which the EDPS services have no control and for which the EDPS can accept no responsibility.