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Nov
2023

EDPS and ICO sign Memorandum of Understanding

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which reinforces their common mission to uphold individuals’ data protection and privacy rights, and cooperate internationally to achieve this goal.

The MoU builds on the strong collaboration already established in other forums that both authorities mutually participate in, such as the Global Privacy Assembly and the G7 DPAs Roundtable. 

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
24
Oct
2023

EDPS' Final Recommendations on the AI Act

The EDPS published today its own-initiative Opinion on the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) as this proposed Regulation enters the final stages of negotiations between the EU’s co-legislators. The AI Act aims to regulate the development and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems in the EU, including in the EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies (EUIs).

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
18
Oct
2023

Digital euro: ensuring the highest data protection and privacy standards

Brussels, 18 October - The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued a Joint Opinion on the proposed Regulation on the digital euro as a central bank digital currency. The digital euro aims to provide individuals with the possibility to make payments electronically, both online and offline, as an additional means of payment alongside cash.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
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21
Sep
2023

Swift adoption of Regulation to streamline cross-border enforcement needed

Brussels, 21 September - The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted a Joint Opinion on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation on additional procedural rules for the enforcement of the GDPR.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
14
Jul
2023

EDPS finds that the CJEU’s use of cloud videoconferencing services complies with data protection law

In its Decision published on 13 July 2023, the EDPS finds that the use of Cisco Webex videoconferencing and related services by the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court) meets the data protection standards under Regulation 2018/1725 applicable to EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies.

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4
May
2023

International Agreements to fight crime require strong data protection safeguards

The EDPS has issued five Opinions on the European Commission’s Recommendations to open negotiations for International Agreements on the exchange of personal data between Europol, the EU Agency for Law Enforcement, and the competent authorities of five Latin American countries: Ecuador,

27
Apr
2023

EDPS Annual Report 2022: tackling the challenges of tomorrow

Despite tumultuous global events, this year has also been one of aspiration and development, with the aim of creating a tomorrow that can effectively tackle the challenges of today, said the European Data Protection Supervisor, Wojciech Wiewiórowski, as he presented his Annual Report 2022.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
27
Mar
2023

Coordinated Enforcement Action on the role of data protection officers

Launched in March 2023, the EDPS is taking part in the European Data Protection Board’s (EDPB) Coordinated Enforcement Action on the role and tasks of data protection officers, alongside 26 data protection authorities of the EU and the European Economic Area (EU/EEA).

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
23
Feb
2023

EDPS to pilot the use of Open Source Software

In February 2023, the EDPS has started piloting the use of the Open Source Software Nextcloud and Collabora Online (based on LibreOffice technology). Together, they offer the possibility to share files, send messages, make video calls, and allows collaborative drafting, in a secured cloud environment.

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10
Feb
2023

Personal data and public safety

The EDPS has issued an Opinion on two legislative Proposals on the collection and transfer of advance passenger information (API), which includes air passengers’ personal data included in their travel documents (passport or identity cards) that is collected during check-in.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch
15
Nov
2022

EU-wide cybersecurity requirements to protect privacy and personal data

The EDPS published today its Opinion on a proposed Regulation laying down cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements. Concretely, the proposed Regulation aims to set out EU-wide cybersecurity requirements for a broad range of hardware and software products and their remote data processing solutions.

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14
Nov
2022

EU Media Freedom Act: EDPS calls for better protection for all journalists and a ban on highly advanced military-grade spyware

In its Opinion published today, the EDPS welcomes the objectives pursued in the proposed EU Media Freedom Act to protect media freedom, independence and pluralism across the EU. Media freedom is a precondition for the functioning of media services in the EU’s internal market and, more importantly, a key enabler for the rule of law and democratic accountability in the EU.

Verfügbare Sprachen: Englisch