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22
Jan
2024

Supervisory Opinion on the revised Guidelines on Investigation Procedure (GIPs) of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)

EDPS Supervisory Opinion on the revised Guidelines on Investigation Procedure (GIPs) of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) (case 2024-0003).

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27
Sep
2023

Rules on the Hearing in EDPS' investigations

The EDPS has adopted a Decision on the Rules on the Hearing in EDPS' Investigations. These Rules apply to any hearing which is held to ensure the proper exercise of the right to be heard of the controllers or processors that could be adversely affected by an EDPS' final decision adopted in own-initiative investigations and inquiries.

Available languages: English
30
Jan
2023

How the EDPS conducts investigations

The EDPS may decide to start an investigation when we have a strong suspicion of an infringement of data protection rules by an EUI.

The aim of the investigation is to check whether an infringement of the applicable data protection rules, in particular the EUDPR, has occurred and to establish its circumstances.

To find out more about the process of EDPS investigations, consult our Investigation Policy and Investigation Factsheet below.

EDPS Investigation Policy
Available languages: English
EDPS Investigation Factsheet
Available languages: English
30
Jan
2023

How the EDPS conducts investigations

The EDPS may decide to start an investigation when we have a strong suspicion of an infringement of data protection rules by an EUI.

The aim of the investigation is to check whether an infringement of the applicable data protection rules, in particular the EUDPR, has occurred and to establish its circumstances.

To find out more about the process of EDPS investigations, consult our Investigation Policy and Investigation Factsheet below.

EDPS Investigation Factsheet
Available languages: English
29
Apr
2022

Ongoing investigation into the use of M365 by EUIs after Schrems II

The EDPS has an ongoing investigation into Commission’s use of Microsoft Office 365 (M365).
While the ongoing investigation by the EDPS concerns the Commission in its capacity as a controller for its use of M365, the future outcome of this investigation should nevertheless be instructive for other EU institutions (EUIs) procuring of Microsoft products and services under the same inter-institutional licensing agreement with Microsoft.

Available languages: English