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Event: Climate crisis and digital rights: Can universal rights to dignity and privacy can withstand consequences of climate change in the coming decades? (Tirana, 22 October 2019)

Side event organised by the EDPS at 41st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, Tirana

As climate change intensifies and conflict and displacement become more likely, poorer areas of the world will be the hardest hit, placing the notion of universal human rights under greater pressure than perhaps ever before. There could emerge multiple tiers of entitlement with vulnerable migrants and refugees increasingly the objects of surveillance and control. This panel will look at likely scenarios in the next 10-30 years and how to prevent the fracturing of the human rights as collateral damage of global warming.

EDPS Opinion 5/2019 on the revision of the EU Regulations on service of documents and taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters

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Speech: EDPS Pleading on Data Retention

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Joint statement on global privacy expectations of the Libra network

Representatives of the global community of data protection and privacy enforcement authorities are joining together to express shared concerns about the privacy risks posed by the Libra digital currency and infrastructure.

Blogpost: Inviting new perspectives in data protection

By Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor.

The European Data Protection Supervisor has invited three staff members who have recently joined the institution to share their own thoughts on various topics of interest. In this way, the European Data Protection Supervisor wishes to stimulate the exchange of ideas and perspectives in the field of data protection and beyond.

Factsheet: Stay cool this summer – 11 tips to be secure online on holiday

Summer holidays are a chance to relax, but they can be a source of high stress themselves if you are not safe online. To help with this, the European Data Protection Supervisor has created a simple guide of 11 tips to help you stay secure while using your computer, smartphone and tablet – and in a sunny mood!

UPDATE – Event: Data Protection and Competitiveness in the Digital Age (Brussels, 9 July 2019)

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Blogpost: Top of the class: the EDPS goes back to school!

By Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor.

It may come as a surprise to some of you, given how fresh-faced and youthful I appear, but it has been some time now since I was at school! Indeed, there was a time when life was a lot less digital, and when the GDPR was just a distant dream. How times have changed!

Blog: Working with international organisations to lead the way in data protection

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Press Release: Internet Privacy Engineering Network discusses state of the art technology for privacy and data protection

The 2019 Internet Privacy Engineering Network (IPEN) workshop takes place today at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy. Co-hosted by LUISS University and the Università di Roma Tor Vergata, this year’s workshop will focus on what constitutes state of the art technology in data protection by design, in an effort to help establish a common understanding of this concept, the European Data Protection Supervisor explained.

Press Release: EDPS flags data protection issues on EU institutions’ websites

An inspection carried out by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) on the websites of major EU institutions and bodies revealed data protection and data security issues in seven out of the ten websites inspected. Each of the institutions concerned has received recommendations from the EDPS on how to ensure their websites are fully compliant with data protection rules and the relevant institutions have reacted swiftly to start rectifying the problems identified, the European Data Protection Supervisor said today.

Event: “AI Beyond the Hype” (Edinburgh, 30 May – 1 June 2019)

The conference is organised by the European Association of Lawyers (AEA-EAL) and the Scottish Society for Computers and Law in partnership with the Faculty of Advocates, British Computer Society, the SCRIPT Centre at Edinburgh University and other sponsors. The speakers are leading experts, both legal practitioners and academics. Topics to be discussed include: What is AI and why should I care?; AI and legal liability; AI and Fundamental Rights; Towards an Ethical use of AI and AI and licensing issues.

Blog: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Regulation 2018/1725

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Press Release: Europe votes 2019 – Data protection is a prerequisite for fair and democratic elections

The European parliamentary elections are increasingly in the spotlight as the polls of 23-26 May approach. In the face of ongoing political turbulence, it is important that the EU continue to lead the way in promoting a healthy civic society through a robust election process.

Data protection is essential for a resilient democracy, more than ever in this digital age; it underpins the democratic process and trust in our institutions by ensuring safe and secure voting and respect for individual rights. Whether in safeguarding the privacy of our voting choices or defending public discourse from online manipulation, strong data protection rules protect our citizens and our system of governance in a society predicated on the freedom of action and participation of its members.

Press Release: IAPP 2019 Privacy Leadership Award

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has honoured the European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, with the 2019 Privacy Leadership Award.

The IAPP Privacy Leadership Award is given once per year to individuals who demonstrate an “ongoing commitment to furthering privacy policy, promoting recognition of privacy issues and advancing the growth and visibility of the privacy profession”.

Blog: Tracking data protection trends in the EU institutions

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