European Data Protection Supervisor

On February 10, 2021, the European Data Protection Supervisor published two opinions on the European Commission’s proposals for a Digital Services Act and a Digital Markets Act. The two proposals are part of a set of measures announced in the 2020 European Strategy for Data and have two main goals: (1) creating a safer digital space in which the fundamental rights of all users of digital services are protected, and (2) establishing a level playing field to foster innovation, growth and competitiveness in the European Single Market and globally.
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On January 15, 2020, the European Data Protection Board and European Data Protection Supervisor adopted joint opinions on the draft Standard Contractual Clauses released by the European Commission in November 2020, both for international transfers and for controller-processor relationships within the EEA.
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On November 12, 2020, the European Commission published a draft implementing decision on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to third countries pursuant to the GDPR, along with its draft set of new standard contractual clauses. This blog entry provides key takeaways on the draft decision.
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On March 25, 2020, the European Data Protection Supervisor sent a letter to the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology addressing the various initiatives involving telecommunications providers at the Member State level to monitor the spread of COVID-19 outbreak using location data.
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On May 22, 2019, the European Data Protection Board published a summary of enforcement actions taken by the European Economic Area Supervisory Authorities for the year following the GDPR’s entry into force. This blog entry provides an overview of the findings.
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On February 15, 2017, the European Data Protection Supervisor published its Priorities for 2017. The EDPS Priorities consist of a note listing the strategic priorities and a color-coded table listing the European Commission’s proposals that require the EDPS’ attention, sorted by level of priority.
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Recently, the European Data Protection Supervisor released Opinion 8/2016 on the coherent enforcement of fundamental rights in the age of big data. The Opinion updates the EDPS’ Preliminary Opinion on Privacy and Competitiveness in the Age of Big Data, first published in 2014, and provides practical recommendations on how the EU’s objectives and standards can be applied holistically across the EU institutions.
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On July 25, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party and the European Data Protection Supervisor released their respective Opinions regarding the evaluation and review of Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications. Both the Working Party and the EDPS stressed that new rules should complement the protections available under the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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