Category Archives: European Data Protection Supervisor

Datonomy considers the Germany authorities’ reaction to the PRISM affair, and the wider practical consequences this could have for international transfers being made under the auspices of U.S. Safe Harbor and model contracts. After the reports about extensive surveillance activities by foreign and European intelligence services, especially by the American National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and possible transfers of personal data to them by American companies, European data protection authorities are raising their voices. In a letter dated 13 August 2013, the chairman of the Article 29 Working Party expressed his deep concern to the Vice-President of the European Commission, Viviane Reding, urging her to seek for more clarification from the U.S. as well as announcing the intention of the European data protection authorities to conduct own investigations regarding the compliance of foreign and European intelligence programs with EU data protection principles. Concrete actions have … Continue Reading ››
The European Data Protection Supervisor has not been idle in the recent past, as the Official Journal of the European Union this past Wednesday shows. Two Opinions from his office have just been published.

Right: no, he's not a candidate in the current race for the European presidency -- but he has been on the EDPS's mind of late

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* 2009/C 276/01 Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban

* 2009/C 276/02 Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on an area of freedom, security and justice … Continue Reading ››