Europees Comité voor gegevensbescherming

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2019

11 July 2019

Brussels, 11 July - On July 9th and 10th, the EEA Data Protection Authorities and the European Data Protection Supervisor, assembled in the European Data Protection Board, met for their twelfth plenary session. During the plenary a wide range of topics were discussed.
 
Guidelines on Video Surveillance
The Board adopted Guidelines on Video Surveillance, which clarify how the GDPR applies to the processing of personal data when using video devices and aim to ensure the consistent application of the GDPR in this regard. The guidelines cover both traditional video devices and smart video devices. For the latter, the guidelines focus on the rules regarding processing of special categories of data. In addition, the guidelines cover, among others, the lawfulness of processing, the applicability of the household exemption and the disclosure of footage to third parties. The guidelines will be subject to public consultation.

EDPB-EDPS joint reply to the LIBE Committee on the implications of the US CLOUD Act
The EDPB adopted a joint EDPB-EDPS reply to the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs’ (LIBE) request for a legal assessment regarding the impact of the US CLOUD Act on the EU legal data protection framework and the mandate for negotiating an EU-US agreement on cross-border access to electronic evidence for judicial cooperation in criminal matters. The CLOUD Act allows US law enforcement authorities to require the disclosure of data by service providers in the US, regardless of where the data is stored.

The EDPB and EDPS emphasize that a comprehensive EU-US agreement regarding cross-border access to electronic evidence, containing strong procedural and substantial safeguards for fundamental rights, appears the most appropriate instrument to ensure the necessary level of protection for EU data subjects and legal certainty for businesses.

Art.64 GDPR Opinion on Standard Contractual Clauses for processors under Art.28.8 GDPR by DK SA
The EDPB adopted its opinion on the draft Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for framing the processing by a processor submitted to the Board by the Danish Supervisory Authority (SA). The opinion, which is the first one on this topic, aims to ensure the consistent application of Art 28 GDPR, relating to processors. In it, the Board made several recommendations that need to be taken into account in order for the draft SCCs of the Danish SA to be considered as Standard Contractual Clauses. If all recommendations are implemented, the Danish SA will be able to use this draft agreement as Standard Contractual Clauses pursuant to article 28.8 GDPR.

Art. 64 GDPR Opinion on Accreditation Criteria for monitoring bodies of Codes of Conduct by AT SA
Following submission by the Austrian SA of its draft decision on the Accreditation Criteria for Codes of Conduct monitoring bodies, the Board adopted its opinion. The Board agreed that all codes covering non-public authorities and bodies are required to have accredited monitoring bodies in accordance with the GDPR.

Art. 64 GDPR Opinion on the competence of a supervisory authority in case of a change in circumstances relating to the main or single establishment
The Board adopted an opinion on the competence of a supervisory authority when the circumstances relating to the main or single establishment change. This can occur when the main establishment is relocated within the EEA, a main establishment is moved to the EEA from a third country, or when there no longer is a main or single establishment in the EEA. In such circumstances, the Board is of the opinion that the competence of the lead supervisory authority (LSA) can switch to another SA. In this case, the cooperation procedure set forth under Art. 60 will continue to apply and the new LSA will be obligated to cooperate with the former LSA and with the other concerned SAs in an endeavour to reach consensus. The switch can take place as long as no final decision has been reached by the competent supervisory authority.

EDPB-EDPS Joint Opinion on the eHDSI
The Board adopted a joint EDPB-EDPS opinion on the personal data protection aspects of the processing of patients’ data in the eHealth Digital Service Infrastructure (eHDSI). It is the first joint opinion by the EDPB and the EDPS adopted in response to a request from the European Commission under Article 42(2) of Regulation 2018/1725 on data protection for EU institutions and bodies. In their opinion, the EDPB and EDPS consider that, in this specific situation, and for the concrete processing of patients’ data within the eHDSI, there is no reason to dissent from the European Commission’s assessment of its role as a processor within the eHDSI. Furthermore, the joint opinion stresses the need to ensure that all the processor duties of the Commission, in this processing operation, as specified in the applicable data protection legislation, are clearly set out in the relevant Implementing Act.  

DPIA List Cyprus
The EDPB adopted an opinion on the Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) list submitted to the Board by Cyprus. DPIA lists form an important tool for the consistent application of the GDPR across the EEA. DPIA is a process to help identify and mitigate data protection risks that could affect the rights and freedoms of individuals.

Art. 64 GDPR Opinion on Art 35.5 lists FR, ES & CZ (DPIA exemption)
The EDPB adopted its opinion on the Art. 35.5 lists submitted to the Board by the French, Spanish and Czech SAs.

Recommendation on EDPS list pursuant to Art. 39.4 Regulation 2018/1725 (DPIA list)
The Board has adopted a recommendation on the Art. 39.4 list submitted to the Board by the EDPS. The EDPS has to consult the EDPB prior to adoption of these lists insofar as these “refer to processing operations by a controller acting jointly with one or more controllers other than Union institutions and bodies” (Article 39(6) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725). Similar to GDPR DPIA lists, the EDPS list informs controllers about processing activities which require a DPIA.

Note to editors:
Please note that all documents adopted during the EDPB Plenary are subject to the necessary legal, linguistic and formatting checks and will be made available on the EDPB website once these have been completed.

09 July 2019

On July 9th & 10th, the twelfth plenary session of the European Data Protection Board takes place in Brussels. For further information, please consult the agenda.

Agenda of twelfth plenary

05 June 2019

Brussels, 5 June - On June 4th, the EEA Data Protection Authorities and the European Data Protection Supervisor, assembled in the European Data Protection Board, met for their eleventh plenary session. During the plenary a wide range of topics were discussed.

Guidelines on Codes of Conduct
The EDPB adopted a final version of the Guidelines on Codes of Conduct. Following public consultation, points of clarification were included in the text. The aim of these guidelines is to provide practical guidance and interpretative assistance in relation to the application of Articles 40 and 41 GDPR. The guidelines intend to help clarify the procedures and the rules involved in the submission, approval and publication of codes of conduct at both the national and the European level. These guidelines should further act as a clear framework for all competent supervisory authorities, the Board and the Commission to evaluate codes of conduct in a consistent manner and to streamline the procedures involved in the assessment process.

Annex to the Guidelines on Accreditation
The EDPB adopted a final version of the annex to the Guidelines on Accreditation, following public consultation. The text has been reviewed to enhance clarity. The aim of the guidelines is to provide guidance on how to interpret and implement the provisions of Article 43 GDPR. In particular, they aim to help Member States, supervisory authorities and national accreditation bodies establish a consistent and harmonised baseline for the accreditation of certification bodies that issue certification in accordance with the GDPR. The annex provides guidance on the additional requirements for the accreditation of certification bodies to be established by the supervisory authorities. These additional requirements, before being adopted by supervisory authorities, are to be submitted to the European Data Protection Board for approval pursuant to Article 64(1)(c).*

Annex to the Guidelines on Certification
The EDPB adopted a final version of annex 2 to the Guidelines on Certification. Following public consultation, some aspects were added to certain sections, for example, whether the criteria address the obligation of the controller/processor to appoint a DPO and the obligation to keep records of the processing activities. The primary aim of these guidelines is to identify overarching criteria which may be relevant to all types of certification mechanisms issued in accordance with art. 42 and art. 43 GDPR. The annex identifies topics that data protection supervisory authorities and the EDPB will consider and apply for the approval of certification criteria for a certification mechanism. The list is not exhaustive, but presents the minimum topics to be considered.*

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* As a next step, before specific cases regarding certification and accreditation can be discussed at the EDPB level, the EDPB is preparing a procedure to facilitate consistent and timely opinions on SA draft decisions and to approve European Data Protection Seals.

Please note that all documents adopted during the EDPB Plenary are subject to the necessary legal, linguistic and formatting checks and will be made available on the EDPB website once these have been completed.

04 June 2019

On June 4th, the eleventh plenary session of the European Data Protection Board takes place in Brussels. For further information, please consult the agenda.

Agenda of eleventh plenary

22 May 2019

1 year ago, the GDPR entered into application, but what has changed for you? Where can you go to address your data protection concerns? And what is the EDPB's role in all this?

The video below provides an answer to these questions in a nutshell:

22 May 2019

Brussels, 22 May - Just a few days short of the GDPR’s first anniversary, the European Data Protection Board surveyed the Supervisory Authorities (SAs) of the EEA and takes stock of the Board’s achievements.

From the very first day of application, the first cross-border cases were logged in the EDPB’s IMI case register, leading to a current total of 446 cross-border. 205 of these have led to One-Stop-Shop (OSS) procedures. So far, there have been 19 final OSS outcomes.

    

Number of procedures initiated by SAs from 21 EEA countries
Germany: Number of procedures initiated by SAs from 7 Regional SAs

    

At a national level, most Supervisory Authorities (SAs) report an increase in queries and complaints received compared to 2017. Over 144.000 queries and complaints* and over 89.000 data breaches have been logged by the EEA Supervisory Authorities. 63% of these have been closed and 37% are ongoing.

Based on information provided by SAs from 27 EEA countries
Germany: Based on information provided by The Federal and 17 Regional SAs

Based on information provided by SAs from 27 EEA countries (Case status information provided for 164633 cases)
Germany: Based on information provided by The Federal and 11 Regional SAs

    

The increase in queries and complaints confirms the perceived rise in awareness about data protection rights among individuals, as shown in the Eurobarometer of March 2019. 67% of EU citizens polled indicated that they have heard of the GDPR, 36% of them indicated that they are well aware of what the GDPR entails. In addition, 57% of EU citizens polled indicated that they are aware of the existence of a public authority in their country responsible for protecting their data protection rights. This result shows an increase of 20 percentage points compared to 2015 Eurobarometer results**.

The EEA SAs have reported that, while the cooperation procedures are robust and efficient works, they are time and resource intensive: SAs need to carry out investigations, observe procedural rules, coordinate and share information with other supervisory authorities.

Looking back on the first 12 months of the EDPB’s work, Andrea Jelinek, Chair of the EDPB, comments:

It has been a challenging first year, but we have reached the goals that we set out to achieve, and we intend to keep up both the work and the pace. Earlier this year, the EDPB adopted its work program for 2019 and 2020. We will also see several cross-border cases carried out by SAs leading to a final outcome in the coming months. Last but not least, we want to continue to listen to and to work together with the people who can give us the best insights into the day-to-day practice of data processing. An ambitious programme, but I am certain that we, as European data protection authorities will find more and more synergies, which will increase our effectiveness.

   

*At the time of the survey, the notion of complaint had not yet been analysed by the EDPB. Up to then, the interpretation of the notion was done by the national supervisory authorities, which may have an impact on the statistics.

**Source European Commission.

15 May 2019

Brussel, 15 mei – De gegevensbeschermingsautoriteiten van de EER en de Europese Toezichthouder voor gegevensbescherming hebben op 14 en 15 mei hun tiende plenaire vergadering gehouden in het kader van het Europees Comité voor gegevensbescherming. Tijdens de plenaire vergadering is een breed scala aan onderwerpen besproken.

Verkiezing van een nieuwe vicevoorzitter
De leden van het Comité verkozen Aleid Wolfsen, voorzitter van de Nederlandse toezichthoudende autoriteit, als nieuwe vice-voorzitter. Hij volgt Willem Debeuckelaere op, die door voorzitter Andrea Jelinek van het Comité voor zijn werk werd bedankt. Samen met zijn mede-vice-voorzitter Ventsislav Karadov, zal de heer Wolfsen de voorzitter van het Comité ondersteunen bij haar werkzaamheden voor het Comité in de komende jaren. Dr. Jelinek voegde daaraan toe: "De publieke belangstelling voor gegevensbescherming is nog nooit zo groot geweest. Ik kijk ernaar uit om samen met Aleid en Ventsislav samen te werken met de bredere gemeenschap van belanghebbenden op het gebied van gegevensbescherming.”

De heer Wolfsen voegde hieraan toe: "De komende jaren is het onze verantwoordelijkheid als Comité om gezaghebbende richtsnoeren en gedegen advies uit te brengen. Ik zie het als vice-voorzitter als mijn verantwoordelijkheid ervoor te zorgen dat met alle gezichtspunten rekening wordt gehouden en uiteindelijk met één stem wordt gesproken.”

Antwoord aan EP-lid Sophie In’t Veld betreffende verbonden voertuigen
Het Europees Comité voor gegevensbescherming heeft een brief goedgekeurd in antwoord op de brief van EP-lid Sophie in ’t Veld van 17 april 2019. Zij stelde vragen over het delen van persoonsgegevens van automobilisten met de autoproducent en derden, zonder uitdrukkelijke, specifieke en geïnformeerde toestemming van de bestuurder en zonder passende rechtsgrondslag. In zijn antwoord benadrukt het Comité dat de leden van het Comité en hun internationale collega’s in 2017 een ICDPPC-resolutie over gegevensbescherming in geautomatiseerde en verbonden voertuigen hebben aangenomen en dat de WP29 haar advies 3/2017 over de verwerking van persoonsgegevens in de context van coöperatieve intelligente vervoerssystemen (C-ITS) heeft vastgesteld. De kwestie zal ook worden behandeld overeenkomstig het werkprogramma van het Comité voor de periode 2019-2020.

Derde jaarlijkse beoordeling van het privacyschild
Het Comité heeft vertegenwoordigers aangewezen voor de derde jaarlijkse evaluatie van het privacyschild. Oostenrijk, Bulgarije, Frankrijk, Duitsland, Hongarije en de Europese Toezichthouder voor gegevensbescherming zullen het Comité tijdens de evaluatie vertegenwoordigen.

14 May 2019

On May 14 & 15, the European Data Protection Board's tenth plenary takes place in Brussels. For further information, please consult the agenda.

Agenda of tenth plenary

10 April 2019

Europees Comité voor gegevensbescherming – negende plenaire vergadering: richtsnoeren voor de verwerking van persoonsgegevens in het kader van diensten van de informatiemaatschappij

Brussel, 10 april – De gegevensbeschermingsautoriteiten van de EER en de Europese Toezichthouder voor gegevensbescherming hebben op 9 en 10 april hun negende plenaire vergadering gehouden in het kader van het Europees Comité voor gegevensbescherming, de EDPB.
 
Tijdens de plenaire vergadering heeft het Comité richtsnoeren goedgekeurd over de werkingssfeer en de toepassing van artikel 6, lid 1, onder b)* van de Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming (AVG) in de context van diensten van de informatiemaatschappij. Het Comité maakt in zijn richtsnoeren algemene opmerkingen over de beginselen inzake gegevensbescherming en de wisselwerking tussen artikel 6, lid 1, onder b), en andere wettelijke grondslagen. Bovendien bevatten de richtsnoeren een leidraad inzake de toepasselijkheid van artikel 6, lid 1, onder b), bij bundeling van afzonderlijke diensten en beëindiging van een overeenkomst.

Toelichting voor tekstbezorgers:
 
Alle documenten die tijdens de plenaire zitting van het Europees Comité voor gegevensbescherming worden goedgekeurd, worden onderworpen aan de nodige juridische, taalkundige en formatteringscontroles en zullen op de website van het Comité beschikbaar worden gesteld zodra deze controles zijn afgerond.

* Artikel 6, lid 1, onder b)
“1. De verwerking is alleen rechtmatig indien en voor zover aan ten minste een van de onderstaande voorwaarden is voldaan:
...
b) de verwerking is noodzakelijk voor de uitvoering van een overeenkomst waarbij de betrokkene partij is, of om op verzoek van de betrokkene vóór de sluiting van een overeenkomst maatregelen te nemen; ”
09 April 2019

On April 9 & 10, the European Data Protection Board's ninth plenary takes place in Brussels. For further information, please consult the agenda.

Agenda of ninth plenary

09 April 2019

Your personal information is collected, shared, used and stored by individuals, organisations and public authorities every day. Recruitment activities, video surveillance and health data collection are just a few examples of this. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) ensures the consistent application of the GDPR throughout the European Economic Area (EEA), and promotes cooperation between the EEA data protection authorities. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) monitors and ensures the protection of personal data and privacy when EU institutions and bodies process personal data.

The EDPB and EDPS stand will be at the European Commission as part of the EU institutions' Europe Day celebrations.

Located on the ground floor of the Berlaymont building, EDPB and EDPS staff will be on hand to answer questions about your privacy rights and how to protect your personal information. Free goodies and information will be on offer, as well as fun and interactive activities for both children and adults to enjoy. You will also have a chance to win one of 20 USB sticks, simply by taking part in our fun, simple quiz!

Whether shopping online, using a smartphone or applying for jobs, data protection affects us all, so be sure to visit our stand to find out more!

For more information visit http://europeday.europa.eu and http://ec.europa.eu/belgium/events/europe-day_en

For more information on the EDPS visit: https://edps.europa.eu/data-protection/our-work/publications/events/eu-open-day-2019-brussels_en 

15 March 2019

On February 26, the EDPB Chair and Vice-Chair addressed the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) on GDPR implementation. You can read the full report here:  EDPB LIBE Report

14 March 2019

European Data Protection Board - Eighth Plenary session: Interplay ePrivacy Directive and GDPR, statement on ePrivacy Regulation, DPIA Lists ES & IS, Statement on Elections

Brussels, 13 March - On March 12th and 13th, the EEA Data Protection Authorities and the European Data Protection Supervisor, assembled in the European Data Protection Board, met for their eighth plenary session. During the plenary a wide range of topics were discussed. 
 
Interplay ePrivacy Directive and GDPR

The EDPB adopted its opinion on the interplay between the ePrivacy Directive and the General Data Protection Regulation. The opinion seeks to provide an answer to the question whether the fact that the processing of personal data triggers the material scope of both the GDPR and the ePrivacy Directive, limits the competences, tasks and powers of data protection authorities under the GDPR. The EDPB opines that data protection authorities are competent to enforce the GDPR. The mere fact that a subset of the processing falls within the scope of the ePrivacy directive, does not limit the competence of data protection authorities under the GDPR.

An infringement of the GDPR may at the same time constitute an infringement of national ePrivacy rules. SAs may take this into consideration when applying the GDPR (e.g. when assessing compliance with the lawfulness or fairness principles).  

Statement on the future ePrivacy Regulation
The EDPB adopted a statement calling upon EU legislators to intensify efforts towards the adoption of the ePrivacy Regulation, which is essential to complete the EU's framework for data protection and the confidentiality of electronic communications.

The future ePrivacy Regulation should under no circumstance lower the level of protection offered by the current ePrivacy Directive and should complement the GDPR by providing additional strong guarantees for all types of electronic communications.

DPIA Lists 

The EDPB adopted two opinions on the Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) lists submitted to the Board by Spain and Iceland. These lists form an important tool for the consistent application of the GDPR across the EEA. DPIA is a process to help identify and mitigate data protection risks that could affect the rights and freedoms of individuals. While in general the data controller needs to assess if a DPIA is required before engaging in the processing activity, national supervisory authorities shall establish and make a list of the kind of processing operations which are subject to the requirement for a data protection impact assessment. These two opinions follow the 28 opinions adopted during previous plenary meetings, and will further contribute to establishing common criteria for DPIA lists across the EEA.

Statement on the use of personal data in the course of political campaigns

In light of the upcoming European elections and other elections taking place across the EU and beyond in 2019, the EDPB has adopted a statement on the use of personal data during election campaigns. Data processing techniques for political purposes can pose serious risks, not just with regard to the rights to privacy and data protection, but also to the integrity of the democratic process. In its statement, the EDPB highlights a number of key points which need to be taken into consideration when political parties process personal data in the course of electoral activities.

Note to editors:

Please note that all documents adopted during the EDPB Plenary are subject to the necessary legal, linguistic and formatting checks and will be made available on the EDPB website once these have been completed.

12 March 2019

On March 12 & 13, the European Data Protection Board's eighth plenary takes place in Brussels. For further information, please consult the agenda.

Agenda of Eighth Plenary

13 February 2019

Brussels, 13 February - On February 12th, the EEA Data Protection Authorities and the European Data Protection Supervisor, assembled in the European Data Protection Board, met for their seventh plenary session. During the plenary a wide range of topics were discussed.
 
EDPB 2019/2020 Work program
The Board adopted its two-year work program for 2019-2020, according to Article 29 of the EDPB Rules of Procedure. The EDPB work program is based on the needs identified by the members as priority for individuals, stakeholders, as well as the EU legislator- planned activities.

Draft administrative arrangement in the field of financial markets supervision

The EDPB adopted its first opinion on an administrative arrangement (AA), based on article 46.3.b of the GDPR, for transfers of personal data between EEA financial supervisory authorities, including the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and their non-EU counterparts. This arrangement will be submitted to the competent supervisory authorities (SAs) for authorisation at national level. The competent supervisory authorities will monitor the AA and its practical application to ensure that there are in practice effective and enforceable data subject rights and appropriate means of redress and supervision.

Brexit

The EDPB adopted an information note addressed to commercial entities and public authorities on data transfers under the GDPR in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Data flows from the EEA to UK

In the absence of an agreement between the EU and the UK (no-deal Brexit), the UK will become a third country from 00.00 am CET on 30 March 2019. As a consequence, the transfer of personal data from the EEA to the UK will have to be based on one of the following instruments: Standard or ad hoc Data Protection Clauses, Binding Corporate Rules, Codes of Conduct and Certification Mechanisms and the specific transfer instruments available to public authorities. In the absence of Standard Data Protection Clauses or other alternative appropriate safeguards, derogations can be used under certain conditions.

Data flows from UK to the EEA

As regards data transfers from the UK to the EEA, according to the UK Government, the current practice, which permits personal data to flow freely from the UK to the EEA, will continue in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

                                                               

Guidelines on codes of conduct
The EDPB adopted guidelines on codes of conduct. The aim of these guidelines is to provide practical guidance and interpretative assistance in relation to the application of Articles 40 and 41 GDPR. The guidelines intend to help clarify the procedures and the rules involved in the submission, approval and publication of codes of conduct at both the national and the European level. These guidelines should further act as a clear framework for all competent supervisory authorities, the Board and the Commission to evaluate codes of conduct in a consistent manner and to streamline the procedures involved in the assessment process. The guidelines will be subject to public consultation.

Note to editors:

Please note that all documents adopted during the EDPB Plenary are subject to the necessary legal, linguistic and formatting checks and will be made available on the EDPB website once these have been completed.

12 February 2019

On February 12, the European Data Protection Board's seventh plenary takes place in Brussels. For further information, please consult the agenda.

Agenda of Seventh Plenary

 

24 January 2019

Brussel, 24 januari 2019 — De Europese gegevensbeschermingsautoriteiten hebben op 22 en 23 januari hun zesde plenaire vergadering gehouden in het kader van het Europees Comité voor gegevensbescherming (European Data Protection Board, EDPB). Tijdens de plenaire vergadering is een breed scala aan onderwerpen besproken.
 
Privacyschild
De leden van het Comité hebben het verslag van de EDPB over de tweede jaarlijkse evaluatie van het EU-VS-privacyschild goedgekeurd. De EDPB verwelkomt  de inspanningen van de Amerikaanse autoriteiten en de Commissie wat betreft de tenuitvoerlegging van het privacyschild, met name de maatregelen om het initiële certificeringsproces aan te passen en ambtshalve toezicht- en handhavingsmaatregelen in te leiden, alsmede het streven naar bekendmaking van een aantal belangrijke documenten, ten dele door derubricering (zoals bij beslissingen van het FISA-hof), de benoeming van een nieuwe voorzitter en drie nieuwe leden van de Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) en de onlangs aangekondigde benoeming van een permanente Ombudspersoon.

Gezien de bevindingen van de tweede evaluatie geeft de uitvoering van het privacyschild op een aantal punten nog steeds aanleiding tot zorg. Zo heeft de voorganger van de EDPB, de Artikel 29 Werkgroep, reeds haar bezorgdheid geuit over het ontbreken van concrete garanties dat het ongericht verzamelen en inzien van persoonsgegevens ten behoeve van de nationale veiligheid is uitgesloten. Verder kan de EDPB uit de informatie die tot dusver bekend is gemaakt, niet opmaken dat de Ombudspersoon voldoende bevoegdheden heeft om op te treden tegen inbreuken. Ook wijst de EDPB erop dat de controles op de inhoudelijke naleving van de beginselen van het privacyschild niet grondig genoeg zijn.

Bovendien maakt de EDPB zich zorgen over de controles die noodzakelijk zijn om te voldoen aan de vereisten inzake verdere doorgifte, de reikwijdte van de betekenis van HR-gegevens en het certificeringsproces, alsook de lijst van problemen die bij de eerste evaluatie naar voren zijn gebracht en nog niet zijn opgelost.

Brexit
De EDPB heeft mogelijke gevolgen van de Brexit op het gebied van gegevensbescherming besproken. De leden hebben afgesproken te zullen samenwerken en informatie te zullen uitwisselen over de voorbereidingen op de Brexit en de instrumenten die ter beschikking staan voor het doorgeven van gegevens naar het Verenigd Koninkrijk nadat het land de EU heeft verlaten.

Vragen en antwoorden over klinische proeven
Op verzoek van de Europese Commissie (DG SANTE) heeft de EDPB advies uitgebracht over de vragen en antwoorden met betrekking tot klinische proeven. Het advies gaat met name over aspecten die verband houden met passende rechtsgrondslagen in de context van klinische proeven en het secundaire gebruik van de bij klinische proeven verkregen gegevens voor wetenschapsdoeleinden. Het advies zal aan de Europese Commissie worden toegezonden.

Lijsten voor gegevensbeschermingseffectbeoordelingen
De EDPB heeft adviezen uitgebracht over de lijsten voor gegevensbeschermingseffectbeoordelingen die door Liechtenstein en Noorwegen bij de EDPB zijn ingediend. Deze lijsten zijn een belangrijk instrument voor een consistente toepassing van de Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming in de hele EER. Een gegevensbeschermingseffectbeoordeling is een proces om de risico’s die van invloed kunnen zijn op de rechten en vrijheden van personen in kaart te brengen en binnen de perken te houden. De algemene regel is dat de verwerkingsverantwoordelijke moet beoordelen of een gegevensbeschermingseffectbeoordeling vereist is, voordat hij met de verwerking begint. De nationale toezichthoudende autoriteiten moeten echter een lijst opstellen van het soort verwerkingsactiviteiten waarvoor een gegevensbeschermingseffectbeoordeling verplicht is. Deze twee adviezen volgen op de 22 adviezen die op de plenaire vergadering van september zijn vastgesteld en de vier adviezen die op de plenaire vergadering van december zijn vastgesteld, en leveren opnieuw een bijdrage aan de totstandkoming van gemeenschappelijke criteria die in de hele EER voor gegevensbeschermingseffectbeoordelingen moeten gelden.

Richtsnoeren voor certificering
De EDPB heeft na een openbare raadpleging de definitieve versie van de richtsnoeren voor certificering bekendgemaakt. Daarnaast is ook een nieuwe bijlage vastgesteld. Een ontwerpversie van de richtsnoeren was vastgesteld op de eerste plenaire vergadering van de EDPB, in mei 2018. De richtsnoeren moeten primair fungeren als overkoepelende criteria die relevant kunnen zijn voor alle soorten certificeringsmechanismen die overeenkomstig de artikelen 42 en 43 AVG worden opgesteld. De richtsnoeren geven aan wat de zin van certificering is in verband met de verantwoordingsplicht, geven uitleg over de belangrijkste begrippen die in de bepalingen van de artikelen 42 en 43 worden gebruikt en leggen uit welke zaken kunnen worden gecertificeerd en wat het doel van certificering is. De richtsnoeren bieden lidstaten, toezichthoudende autoriteiten en nationale accreditatie-instanties hulp bij de toetsing en goedkeuring van certificeringscriteria overeenkomstig de artikelen 42 en 43 AVG. De bijlage zal beschikbaar worden gesteld voor publieke consultatie.  

Antwoord aan de Australische toezichthoudende autoriteit over melding van inbreuken in verband met persoonsgegevens
De voorzitter van de EDPB heeft in oktober 2018 een schriftelijk verzoek ontvangen van de Australian Information Commissioner over de publicatie van meldingen van inbreuken in verband met persoonsgegevens door de toezichthoudende autoriteiten. De EDPB is verheugd over de belangstelling van de Australian Information Commissioner voor samenwerking met de EDPB op dit gebied, en benadrukt dat internationale samenwerking belangrijk is. De EDPB verstrekt in zijn antwoord nadere informatie over de wijze waarop toezichthoudende autoriteiten omgaan met de publicatie van informatie over inbreuken in verband met persoonsgegevens.

22 January 2019

On January 22 and 23, the European Data Protection Board's sixth plenary is taking place in Brussels. For further information, please consult the agenda.

Agenda of Sixth Plenary