Règlement général sur la protection des données


Après plusieurs années de débat politique intense sur la protection des données dans l’Union européenne, le règlement général sur la protection des données (RGPD) deviendra enfin loi dans l’UE en mai 2018 et est conçu pour être la pierre angulaire de la protection des données en Europe. Il précise les règles directement applicables en ce qui concerne les droits des personnes concernées, les obligations des organisations qui demandent le traitement des données à caractère personnel et de celles qui effectuent le traitement (responsables du traitement des données et sous-traitants), les transferts internationaux des données et les pouvoirs des autorités de contrôle.



CPDP - Data Protection Day

Pour célébrer la Journée de la protection des données (28 janvier), le Conseil de l'Europe (CoE), la CPDP et le Contrôleur européen de la protection des données (CEPD) co-organisent un événement d'une journée rempli de discours liminaire et de tables rondes sur la manière de protéger les droits des individus à la vie privée et à la protection des données.


Study on the Essence of the fundamental rights to privacy and to the protection of personal data

This background paper explores the requirement of respecting the ‘essence’ of the rights to respect for private life and of right to the protection of personal data whenever these rights are limited under European Union (EU) law.

The requirement is explicitly established in Article 52(1) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, and currently also mentioned in EU secondary law. With the aim of facilitating further reflection and discussion on the requirement’s application notably when limitations of the right to personal data protection are at stake, the paper reviews current knowledge on the subject and illustrates the significant limitations of existing knowledge.

Taking stock of the relevant literature and case law, mainly of the Court of Justice of the EU and of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), it also identifies a few key issues deserving further analysis and discussion. The paper concludes by suggesting it can be useful to focus not on speculating about what would be the essence of the rights at stake, but rather on when must a limitation of a right be regarded as a breach of the essence requirement.

Study on the Essence of the fundamental rights to privacy and to the protection of personal data
Langues disponibles: anglais

Newsletter (104)

Newsletter #104 is out now! Stay informed with us about new updates in the digital regulatory landscape, affecting the GDPR and transfers of personal data to the US. Technology specialist? Read about how to download our Website Evidence Collector 2.1.1. Also in this edition, learn more how can social media be both practical and privacy friendly? This issue is also part of our podcast series, the Newsletter Digest.

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EDPS-EDPB Joint Opinion on the enforcement of Regulation (EU) 2016/679

EDPB-EDPS Joint Opinion 01/2023 on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down additional procedural rules relating to the enforcement of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Langues disponibles: allemand, anglais