Saturday, 6 June 2009

EU: Data protection

Readers, who are interested in the protection of personal data, can find a number of opinions of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 6.6.2009 C 128:



Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Final Report by the EU-US High Level Contact Group on information sharing and privacy and personal data protection

Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee towards a European e-Justice Strategy

Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare

Second opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the review of Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications)

Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the proposal for a Council directive imposing an obligation on Member States to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products


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European Data Protection Supervisor

The pace of the official publication of the opinions is measured, to say the least, so it serves the needs of those, who look at the reasoning and older material.

More up-to-date material is found on the web pages of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).



There you find more information about the EDPS, supervision, consultation (including fresh opinions) and cooperation. There are links to relevant legislation.

The publications include a Position paper on the role of Data Protection Officers in ensuring effective compliance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001, which concerns the Community institutions.




Ralf Grahn