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With summer time bringing its plethora of data protection and privacy conferences, May has been busy for the EDPS. As per tradition, we attended CPDP, the Annual Privacy Forum, but also organised our own Conference for the 5th anniversary of the GDPR. In this newsletter, you can also read about our latest Opinions. This issue is also part of our podcast series, the Newsletter Digest.

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Annual Report 2020

The year 2020 was unique for the world and, by extension, for the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). Like many other organisations, the EDPS had to adapt its working methods as an employer, but also its work since the COVID-19 health crisis strengthened the call for the protection of individuals' privacy. 

This Annual Report provides an insight into all EDPS activities in 2020. 

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EDPS Opinion on the proposal for an amendment of Council Directive 2011/16/EU relating to administrative cooperation in the field of taxation

With this Opinion, issued pursuant to Article 42(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, the EDPS puts forward recommendations aiming at minimizing the impact of a Commission’s legislative proposal amending Directive 2011/16/EU on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation on the fundamental right to privacy and to the protection of personal data of individuals. These recommendations are intended to ensure compliance with the applicable data protection legal framework, while avoiding jeopardizing the efficacy and efficiency of the administrative action on the fight against tax evasion.


EDPS comments on the proposal for a Directive on copyright

Comments of the European Data Protection Supervisor on Article 13 of the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market.

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