European Data Protection Supervisor

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The European Data Protection Supervisor or EDPS has been establish according to the Regulation (EC) 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (hereinafter „Regulation").

The task of the EDPS is monitoring and ensuring the application of the provisions of this Regulation and any other Community act relating to the protection of the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by a Community institution or body. The EDPS is appointed for period of five years after common accord of the European Parliament and the Council. The EDPS can be reappointed.

The EDPS acts in complete independence in the performance of his/her duties and he/she shall refrain from any action incompatible with his or her duties and shall not, during his or her term of office, engage in any other occupation, whether gainful or not. His/her main tasks are supervision of data processing by European institutions and ensuring the compliance with data protection rules. He/she notices the European Commission, European Parliament and Council on new legislation proposals which have an impact on personal data protection, cooperates with other data protection authorities when ensuring harmonised approach etc.



European Data Protection Supervisor
Rue Wiertz 60
B-1047 Brussels


More information you can find on web site of the EDPS.

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