Information Security

Information security is an essential enabler for the protection of privacy and personal data.  Moreover, most organisations must deal with an ever-changing landscape affecting their operations. Uncertainties created by such changes will affect how the organisation needs to react in order to ensure that its information assets are suitably protected. Therefore, there is a need for a specific framework that helps individuals responsible for information security to manage the uncertainties which might affect the security of their organisation's information over time. Such a framework for a specific organisation is referred to as Information Security Risk Management process.

There are three generally accepted elements to properly secure information.

  1. Confidentiality: so that only the right people have access to the information;
  2. Integrity: so that only the right people can update the information in the right way; and
  3. Availability: the information is available when needed.



EDPS Comments on review of OLAF Regulation

Formal comments of the EDPS on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) as regards cooperation with the European public Prosecutor’s Office and the effectiveness of OLAF investigations.


Public Sector Information (PSI) re-use Directive

EDPS Opinion on the proposal of the European Parliament and of the Council on the re-use of the public sector information (PSI).

Available languages: German, English, French

Newsletter (52)

In the June 2017 edition of the EDPS Newsletter we introduce you to our new-look Newsletter and cover the EDPS Opinion on ePrivacy, our continuing work on data ethics and the launch of our 2016 Annual Report, as well as many other EDPS activities.


Geographic Information System - ECDC

Prior-checking opinion regarding test run of the Geographic Information System tool at ECDC (2016-0759)

Available languages: German, English, French