European Data Protection Supervisor Unveils a Five Year Strategy Plan

EDPSThe new European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has presented his Strategy for 2015-2019 to senior representatives of the EU institutions. The EDPS is an independent supervisory authority devoted to protecting personal data and privacy and promoting good practice in the EU institutions and bodies. The EDPS has identified three strategic objectives and a number of actions to achieve them. The EDPS plans to work across policy areas to promote technologies that enhance privacy, transparency, user control and accountability in big data processing. It will invest in global partnerships with privacy and data protection authorities, fellow experts, non-EU countries, and international organisations to work towards a consensus on principles that can inform binding laws, business operations design and the scope for interoperability of different data protection systems. The EDPS will also endeavour be a more proactive partner in discussions between the European Commission, Parliament and Council. Practical solutions will be sought to accommodate technological innovation and cross-border data flows, and avoid red tape.

Watch the highlights of the presentation of the EDPS Strategy 2015-2019.