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Art.29 WP Functioning & Activities

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Association of the candidate countries

  • Decision 1/2001 on the participation of representatives of Data Protection Supervisory Authorities from the candidate countries in Article 29 Data Protection Working Party meetings, 13 December 2001, WP 52 PDF 16-143  KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)Ellinika (el)English (en)Fançais (fr)Italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)Português (pt)Suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to Mr. Resanovic, the Commissioner for Information and Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, in order to welcome Serbia to the Working Party with observer status, 03 April 2012 PDF 22  KB English (en)

Other

  • Article 29 Working Party report on the obligation to notify the national supervisory authorities, the best use of exceptions and simplification and the role of the data protection officers in the European Union, 18 January 2005, WP 106 PDF - 240 KBDeutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Strategy Document, 29 September 2004, WP 98 PDF 48 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156-223 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)

Press Release

Public Agenda

Transparency

  • Revised and Updated Policy to promote the transparency of the activities of the Working Party established by Article 29 of Directive 95/46/EC, 15 February 2007, WP 135 PDF - 162 KB English (en)

Work Programme

  • Work programme 2003 of the Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party, 29 March 2003, WP 71, 29 March 2003, WP 71 PDF 13KB English (en)
  • Work programme 2004, 17 March 2004, WP 92 PDF 71 KB dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)español (es)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Work Programme 2005, 14 April 2005, WP 109 PDF - 140 KB czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)English (en)español (es)Français (fr)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)slovencina (sk)slovenšcina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Work Programme 2006-2007, 5 April 2006, WP 120 PDF - 138 KB czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)español (es)eesti (et)suomi (fi)Français (fr)magyar (hu)italiano (it)lietuviu (lt)latviešu (lv)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)slovencina (sk)slovenšcina (sl)svenska (sv)
  • Work Programme 2008-2009, Article 29 Working Party, 18 February 2008, WP 146 PDF 36-185 KB български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)español (es)eesti (et)suomi (fi)Français (fr)magyar (hu)italiano (it)lietuviu (lt)latviešu (lv)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovencina (sk)slovenšcina (sl)svenska (sv)
  • Work Programme 2010-2011, 15 February 2010, WP 170 PDF - 34 - 218 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Working Document 01/2012 on epSOS, 25 January 2012, WP 180 PDF 143 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)
  • Work Programme 2012-2013, 01 February 2012, WP 190 PDF 52 KB English (en)

WP's Annual Reports

  • First Annual Report, 25 June 1997, WP 3 PDF 60-102 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Second Annual Report, 30 November 1998, WP 14 PDF 98-2013 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Third Annual report, 22 December 2000, WP 35 PDF 194-813 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Fourth Annual Report on the situation regarding the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and privacy in the Community and in Third Countries covering the year 1999, 17 May 2001, WP 46 PDF 168-683  KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Fifth Annual Report on the situation regarding the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and privacy in the European Union and in Third Countries covering the year 2000", 6 March 2002, WP 54: Part 1 Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr) PDF 72-397 KB , Part 2 Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr) PDF 72-397 KB
  • Sixth annual report on the situation regarding the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and privacy in the European Union and in third countries covering the year 2001, 16 December 2003 PDF 340-392 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Seventh report on the situation regarding the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and privacy in the European Union and in third countries covering the years 2002 and 2003, 21 June 2004 PDF - 6 MB English (en)
  • Eighth Annual Report on the situation regarding the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in the European Union and in third countries - covering the year 2004, 25 November 2005 PDF - 2.1 MB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • 9th Annual Report on the situation regarding the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in the European Union and in third countries - covering the year 2005 PDF - 1.2 MB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • 10th Annual Report on the situation regarding the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in the European Union and in third countries - covering the year 2006 PDF - 1.2 MB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • 11th Annual Report on the situation regarding the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in the European Union and in third countries - covering the year 2007 PDF 3.0 - 4.9 MB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr), Annex PDF 104-554 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)
  • 12th Annual Report on the situation regarding the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in the European Union and in third countries - covering the year 2008 PDF 3.1 - 3.3 MB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • 13th Annual Report on the situation regarding the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in the European Union and in third countries - covering the year 2009PDF 3.1 - 3.3 MB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)

General issues

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  • Opinion 1/2002 on the CEN/ISSS Report on Privacy Standardisation in Europe, 30 May 2002, WP 57 PDF 13-140   KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Guidelines for Terminated Merchant Databases, 11 January 2005
    Letter from Peter SCHAAR dd. 11.1.2005 and full text
    PDF - 95 KB English (en)
  • Opinion 6/2006 on the Proposal for a Council Regulation on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations, 09 August 2006, WP 123 PDF - 63 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 7/2007 on data protection issues related to the Internal Market Information System (IMI), 20 September 2007, WP 140 PDF - 218 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)

Implementation of data protection rules

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Complaints

  • Opinion 5/2001 on the European Ombusdman Special Report to the European Parliament following the draft recommendation to the European Commission in complaint 713/98/IJH, 17 May 2001, WP 44 PDF 42-224  KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Data Protection Day

Enforcement

  • Declaration of the Article 29 Working Party on Enforcement, 25 November 2004, WP 101 PDF - 64-200 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) Français (fr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuviu (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)
    Annex: Some examples of enforcement in the field of data protection in the Member States PDF - 46 KBEnglish (en)
  • Report 1/2007 on the first joint enforcement action: evaluation and future steps, 20 June 2007, WP 137 PDF - 77 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)
  • Mandate to the Enforcement Subgroup to proceed to the 2nd joint investigation action, 17 July 2008, WP 152 PDF - 131 KB English (en)
  • Joint Investigation Action on the Implementation of the Data Retention Directive: Press Release pdf [23 KB]
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)
  • Article 29 Data Protection Working Party - Press Release regarding the Directive on retention of data - 14 July 2010 pdf [47 KB]
  • Report 01/2010 on the second joint enforcement action: Compliance at national level of Telecom Providers and ISPs with the obligations required from national traffic data retention legislation on the legal basis of articles 6 and 9 of the e-Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC and the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC amending the e-Privacy Directive, 13 July 2010, WP 172: Report PDF 111 - 126 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr), Annex PDF 95 KB English (en)

More harmonised information provisions

  • Opinion 8/2004 on the information for passengers concerning the transfer of PNR data on flights between the European Union and the United States of America, 30 September 2004, WP 97 PDF 34 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) Français (fr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuviu (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovenšcina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion on More Harmonised Information Provisions, 25 November 2004, WP 100 PDF - 57-250 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) Français (fr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuviu (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)
    Appendices PDF - 48-150 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) Français (fr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuviu (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

Notification and publicising of processing operations

  • Strategy Document, 29 September 2004, WP 98 PDF 48 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)
  • Article 29 Working Party report on the obligation to notify the national supervisory authorities, the best use of exceptions and simplification and the role of the data protection officers in the European Union, 18 January 2005, WP 106 PDF - 240 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to Ms Le Bail to deliver input to the Commission on the current practices at national level, the problems encountered in implementing the Directive as well as some suggestions for improvements or changes in relation to special categories of data (“sensitive data”), notification and the practical implementation of the Article 28(6) of the Directive 95/46/EC PDF 48 KB English (en)
    Annexes:
    Advice Paper on special categories of data ("sensitive data") PDF 48 KB English (en)
    Advice Paper on notification PDF 48 KB English (en)
    Advice Paper on the practical implementation of the Article 28(6) of the Directive 95/46/EC PDF 48 KB English (en)

Other

  • Recommendation 1/2000 on the Implementation of Directive 95/46/EC, 3 February 2000, WP 30 PDF 15-139 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to Ms Le Bail to deliver input to the Commission on the current practices at national level, the problems encountered in implementing the Directive as well as some suggestions for improvements or changes in relation to special categories of data (“sensitive data”), notification and the practical implementation of the Article 28(6) of the Directive 95/46/EC PDF 48 KB English (en)
    Annexes:
  • Advice Paper on special categories of data ("sensitive data") PDF 48 KB English (en)
    Advice Paper on notification PDF 48 KB English (en)
    Advice Paper on the practical implementation of the Article 28(6) of the Directive 95/46/EC PDF 48 KB English (en)

Privacy enhancing technologies (PETs)

  • Working Document on Trusted Computing Platforms and in particular on the work done by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG group), 23 January 2004, WP 86 PDF 48-86 KB dansk (da) dansk (da) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) Français (fr) italiano (it) Nederlands (nl) português (pt) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)
  • Study on the economic benefits of privacy enhancing technologies (PETs) pdf [4 MB]

Self-regulation and European code of conducts

  • Opinion 3/2003 of the Art. 29 Working Party on European code of conduct of FEDMA for the use of personal data in direct marketing, 13 June 2003, WP 77 PDF 35 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv), Annex: FEDMA Code PDF 79-97 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Press release of the Art. 29 Working Party PDF 19 KB English (en)
  • Future work on codes of conduct: Working Document on the procedure for the consideration by the Working Party of Community codes of conduct, 10 September 1998, WP 13 PDF 16-106 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 4/2010 on the European code of conduct of FEDMA for the use of personal data in direct marketing, 13 July 2010, WP 174: Report PDF 43 - 253 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenščina (sl) svenska (sv), Annex PDF 127 KB English (en)

Simplification of the requirements for international transfers

  • Future work on codes of conduct: Working Document on the procedure for the consideration by the Working Party of Community codes of conduct, 10 September 1998, WP 13 PDF 16-106 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Working Document Setting Forth a Co-Operation Procedure for Issuing Common Opinions on Adequate Safeguards Resulting From "Binding Corporate Rules", 14 April 2005, WP 107 PDF - 108 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Working Document Establishing a Model Checklist Application for Approval of Binding Corporate Rules, 14 April 2005, WP 108 PDF - 126 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Working document on a common interpretation of Article 26(1) of Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995, 25 November 2005, WP 114 PDF - 381 KB czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)English (en)español (es)Français (fr)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)slovencina (sk)slovenšcina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)

Interpretation of the directive

Sub-Category

Applicable Law

Personal Data

  • Opinion Nº 4/2007 on the concept of personal data, 20 June 2007, WP 136 PDF - 481 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 1/2010 on the concepts of "controller" and "processor" , 16 February 2010, WP 169 PDF - 167 - 482 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 3/2010 on the principle of accountability, 13 July 2010, WP 173 PDF 126 - 431 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenščina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 15/2011 Consent, 13 July 2011, WP 187 PDF 203 KB English (en)

Other

  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)

Legislation

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Data Retention

  • Opinion 5/2002 on the Statement of the European Data Protection Commissioners at the International Conference in Cardiff (9-11 September 2002) on mandatory systematic retention of telecommunication traffic data, 11 October 2002, WP 64 PDF 61KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 4/2005 on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Retention of Data Processed in Connection with the Provision of Public Electronic Communication Services and Amending Directive 2002/58/EC (COM(2005)438 final of 21.09.2005), 21 October 2005, WP 113 PDF - 250 KB czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)English (en)español (es)Français (fr)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)slovencina (sk)slovenšcina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 3/2006 on the Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services or of public communications networks and amending Directive 2002/58/EC, 25 March 2006, WP 119 PDF - 131 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl)
  • Joint Investigation Action on the Implementation of the Data Retention Directive: Press Release pdf [23 KB]
  • Article 29 Data Protection Working Party - Press Release regarding the Directive on retention of data - 14 July 2010 pdf [47 KB]
  • Report 01/2010 on the second joint enforcement action: Compliance at national level of Telecom Providers and ISPs with the obligations required from national traffic data retention legislation on the legal basis of articles 6 and 9 of the e-Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC and the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC amending the e-Privacy Directive, 13 July 2010, WP 172: Report PDF 111 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr), Annex PDF 95 KB English (en)

ePrivacy Directive

  • Opinion 1/2009 on the proposals amending Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications (e-Privacy Directive) , 10 February 2009, WP 159 PDF 70KB English (en)

Other

  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)
  • Letter dated 14 January 2011 from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to Vice-President Reding regarding the Article 29 WP's reaction to the Commission Communication "A comprehensive approach to personal data protection in the EU" PDF 43 KB English (en)
  • Article 29 Data Protection Working Party - PRESS RELEASE "Proposals a chance for better protection, 25 January 2012 pdf [41 KB]

Reform

eCall Initiative

  • Working document on data protection and privacy implications in eCall initiative, 26 September 2006, WP 125 PDF - 63 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)

Electronic Communications

  • Recommendation 2/99 on the respect of privacy in the context of interception of telecommunications, 3 May 1999, WP 18 PDF 48-510 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 2/2000 concerning the general review of the telecommunications legal framework PDF 17-153 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 5/2000 on The Use of Public Directories for Reverse or Multi-criteria Searching Services (Reverse Directories), 13 July 2000, WP 33 PDF 25-181 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 7/2000 On the European Commission Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector of 12 July 2000, 2 November 2000, WP 36 PDF 37 - 267 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 9/2001 on the Commission Communication on "Creating a safer information society by improving the security of information infrastructures and combating computer-related crime", 5 November 2001, WP 51 PDF 25-176 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 2/2002 on the use of unique identifiers in telecommunication terminal equipments: the example of IPV6, 30 May 2002, WP 58 PDF 31-230  KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 1/2003 on the storage of traffic data for billing purposes, 29 January 2003, WP 69 PDF 46 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 5/2004 on unsolicited communications for marketing purposes under Article 13 of Directive 2002/58/EC, 27 February 2004, WP 90 PDF 47 KB dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) Français (fr) italiano (it) Nederlands (nl) português (pt) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 9/2004 on a draft Framework Decision on the storage of data processed and retained for the purpose of providing electronic public communications services or data available in public communications networks with a view to the prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of criminal acts, including terrorism.
    [Proposal presented by France, Ireland, Sweden and Great Britain (Document of the Council 8958/04 of 28 April 2004)], 9 November 2004, WP 99 PDF - 55 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)
  • Opinion 5/2005 on the use of location data with a view to providing value-added services, 25 November 2005, WP 115 PDF - 160 KB czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)English (en)español (es)Français (fr)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)slovencina (sk)slovenšcina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Working Party 29 Opinion 2/2006 on privacy issues related to the provision of email screening services, 21 February 2006, WP 118 PDF - 102 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 2/2008 on the review of the Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications (ePrivacy Directive), 15 May 2008, WP 150 PDF 43 - 261 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)
  • Opinion 2/2010 on online behavioural advertising, 22 June 2010, WP 171 PDF 189 - 559 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 13/2011 on Geolocation services on smart mobile devices, 16 May 2011, WP 185 PDF 165 -  KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Article 29 Data Protection Working Party - PRESS RELEASE on Online Behavioural Advertising - 83rd meeting, 08-09 December 2011, 15 December 2011 pdf [66 KB]
  • Opinion 16/2011 on EASA/IAB Best Practice Recommendation on Online Behavioural Advertising, 8 December 2011, WP 188 pdf [84 KB]
  • Accompanying letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) Industry regarding the opinion on the EASA/IAB Code, 15 December 2011 pdf [26 KB]

ePrivacy Directive

  • Opinion 8/2006 on the review of the regulatory Framework for Electronic Communications and Services, with focus on the ePrivacy Directive, September 2006, WP 126 PDF - 63 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to the Ad Network Providers, 29 October 2010 PDF 284 KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to the Browser Providers, 29 October 2010 PDF 253 KBEnglish (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to Vice-President Kroes regarding the transposition of the amended Directive concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector PDF 253 KB English (en)
  • Working Document 01/2011 on the current EU personal data breach framework and recommendations for future policy developments, 5 April 2011, WP 184 PDF 82 - 205  KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) Industry regarding the self-regulatory Framework PDF 628 KB English (en)

Internet

  • Recommendation 2/97: Report and Guidance by the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications ("Budapest - Berlin Memorandum on Data Protection and Privacy on the Internet"), 3 December 1997, WP 5 PDF 10-16 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Recommendation 3/97: Anonymity on the Internet, 3 December 1997, WP 6 PDF 41-55 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Working Document: Processing of Personal Data on the Internet, 23 February 1999, WP 16 PDF 15 - 263 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Recommendation 1/99 on Invisible and Automatic Processing of Personal Data on the Internet Performed by Software and Hardware, 23 February 1999, WP 17 PDF 13-170 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Recommendation 3/99 on the preservation of traffic data by Internet Service Providers for law enforcement purposes, 7 September 1999, WP 25 PDF 238-335 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 1/2000 on certain data protection aspects of electronic commerce, 3 February 2000, WP 28 PDF 22-169 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Working document "Privacy on the Internet" - An integrated EU Approach to On-line Data Protection, 21 November 2000, WP 37 PDF 309-1.264 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Recommendation 2/2001 on certain minimum requirements for collecting personal data on-line in the European Union, 17 May 2001, WP 43 PDF 33-244    KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Working document on determining the international application of EU data protection law to personal data processing on the Internet by non-EU based web sites, 30 May 2002, WP 56 PDF 35KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Working document - First orientations of the Article 29 Working Party concerning on-line authentication services, 2 July 2002, WP 60 PDF 13-145 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Working document on Black Lists, 3 October 2002, WP 65 PDF 43 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • The Article 29 Working Party gives guidance regarding on-line authentication systems
    Press release by the Article 29 working party PDF 13 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Working Document on on-line authentication services, 29 January 2003, WP 68 PDF 13 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 2/2003 on the application of the data protection principles to the Whois directories, 13 June 2003, WP 76 PDF 168 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Letter from Article 29 Working Party to Google regarding their new privacy practices pdf (PDF File 418 KB)
    Annex: Resolution on Privacy Protection and Search Engines pdf (PDF File 14 KB)
  • Working Document on Trusted Computing Platforms and in particular on the work done by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG group), 23 January 2004, WP 86 PDF 48-86 KB Deutsch (de) dansk (da) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) Français (fr) italiano (it) Nederlands (nl) português (pt) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)
  • Letter dated 12 October 2007 from the Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party to Google regarding their commitment to comply with EU data protection laws PDF - 648 KB English (en)
  • Opinion 1/2008 on data protection issues related to search engines, 4 April 2008, WP 148 PDF 143 - 539 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 5/2009 on online social networking PDF 90 - 438 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Article 29 Data Protection Working Party - PRESS RELEASE - Opinion 5/2009 on online social networking pdf [52 KB]
  • Letter dated 23 October 2009 from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to search engine operators (Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!) PDF 43 KB English (en) PDF 176 KB English (en) PDF 243 KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to search engine operators (Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!), 26 May 2010 PDF 57 KB English (en) PDF 60 KB English (en) PDF 74 KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to Federal Trade Commission related to search engine operators (Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!), 26 May 2010 PDF 52 KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to Viviane Reding, European Commission Vice-President in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship related to search engine operators (Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!), 26 May 2010 PDF 28 KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to Signatories of the "Safer Social Networking Principles for the EU" and to facebook, 12 May 2010 PDF 246 KB English (en) PDF 286 KB English (en)
  • Opinion 2/2010 on online behavioural advertising, 22 June 2010, WP 171 PDF 189 - 559 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Reply from Google addressed to the Article 29 Working Party regarding the upcoming changes in their privacy policy, 03 February 2012 PDF 2 MB English (en)
  • Letter from CNIL addressed to Google Inc., regarding Google's new privacy policy, 27 February 2012 PDF 688 KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to the Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) Industry regarding the current approach of the Code of Conduct, 1 March 2012 PDF 28 KB English (en)

Other

Video Surveillance

  • Working Document on the Processing of Personal Data by means of Video Surveillance, 25 November 2002, WP 67 PDF 38 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 4/2004 on the Processing of Personal Data by means of Video Surveillance, 11 February 2004, WP 89 PDF 109-350 KB dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) Français (fr) italiano (it) Nederlands (nl) português (pt) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

RFID

  • Working document on data protection issues related to RFID technology, 19 January 2005, WP 105 PDF - 119-191 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Results of the Public Consultation on Article 29 Working Document 105 on Data Protection Issues Related to RFID Technology, 28 June 2005, WP 111 PDF - 115 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Opinion 5/2010 Opinion 5/2010 on the Industry Proposal for a Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework for RFID Applications, 13 July 2010, WP 175: Report PDF 88 - 356  KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenščina (sl) svenska (sv), Annex PDF 548 KB English (en)
  • Opinion 9/2011 on the revised Industry Proposal for a Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework for RFID Applications, 11 February 2011, WP 180 PDF 54 - 292 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el)English (en)español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenščina (sl) svenska (sv), Annex: Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework for RFID Applications PDF 179 KB English (en)

Notification requirements

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  • Working Document: Notification, 3 December 1997, WP 8 PDF 27-44 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)

Police and law enforcement

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  • Recommendation 3/99 on the preservation of traffic data by Internet Service Providers for law enforcement purposes, 7 September 1999, WP 25 PDF 238-335 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Joint Statement in response to the terrorist attacks in Madrid, 17 March 2004, WP 93 PDF 71 KB dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) Français (fr) italiano (it) Nederlands (nl) português (pt) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 4/2001 on the Council of Europe's Draft Convention on Cyber-crime, 22 March 2001, WP 41 PDF 32-212 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 10/2001 on the need for a balanced approach in the fight against terrorism, 14 December 2001, WP 53 PDF 17-158  KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 1/2007 on the Green Paper on Detection Technologies in the Work of Law Enforcement, Customs and other Security Authorities, 09 January 2007, WP 129 PDF - 272 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom regarding Terrorist Finance Tracking System (TFTS) “ European Commission Communication COM (2011) 429, 22 September 2011 PDF 58 KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to IATA regarding the IATA Checkpoint of the future project, 14 December 2011 PDF 41 KB English (en)

Public Sector Information & Administration

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e-Government

  • Working Document on E-Government, 8 May 2003, WP 73 PDF 210 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)

Other

  • Opinion 3/99 on public sector information and the protection of personal data, 3 May 1999, WP 20 PDF 43-479 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 7/2003 on the re-use of public sector information and the protection of personal data, 12 December 2003,WP 83 PDF 65 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)

Sectorial issues

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Biometrics

  • Opinion N° 3/2007 on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending the Common Consular Instructions on visas for diplomatic missions and consular posts in relation to the introduction of biometrics, including provisions on the organisation of the reception and processing of visa applications (COM(2006)269 final, 01 March 2007, WP 134 PDF - 219 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)

Children

  • Opinion 2/2009 on the protection of children's personal data (General Guidelines and the special case of schools), 11 February 2009, WP 160 PDF 86 - 325 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Working Document 1/2008 on the protection of Children's Personal Data, 18 February 2008, WP 147 PDF - 79 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)

Consumer Rights

  • Opinion 3/2002 on the data protection provisions of a Commission proposal for a Directive on the harmonisation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning credit for consumers, 2 July 2002, WP 61 PDF 13-130  KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 6/2007 on data protection issues related to the Consumer Protection Cooperation System (CPCS), 20 September 2007, WP 139 PDF - 253 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)

Employment

  • Recommendation 1/2001 on Employee Evaluation Data, 22 March 2001, WP 42 PDF 35KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 8/2001 on the processing of personal data in the employment context, 13 September 2001, WP 48 PDF 93-110  KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr) , Executive Summary PDF 17-135  KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Working document on the surveillance of electronic communications in the workplace, 29 May 2002, WP 55 PDF 72-397 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Free circulation & Borders

  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)
Advance Passenger Information (API)
  • Recommendation 1/98 on Airline Computerised Reservation Systems (CRS), 28 April 1998, WP 10 PDF 18-84 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 1/2005 on the level of protection ensured in Canada for the transmission of Passenger Name Record and Advance Passenger Information from airlines, 19 January 2005, WP 103 PDF - 200 KB czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)English (en)español (es)Français (fr)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)slovencina (sk)slovenšcina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 9/2006 on the Implementation of Directive 2004/82/EC of the Council on the obligation of carriers to communicate advance passenger data, 27 September 2006, WP 127 PDF - 63 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
Biometrics
  • Working document on biometrics, 1 August 2003,WP 80 PDF 87 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Standards for security features and biometrics in EU citizens' passports
    The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party has sent a letter concerning the Proposal for a Council Regulation on standards for security features and biometrics in EU citizens' passports to Mr Jan Peter BALKENENDE, President of the Council of the European Union, to Mr Josep BORRELL FONTELLES, President of the European Parliament, and Mr. Jean-Louis BOURLANGES, Chairman of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice of the European Parliament PDF - 55 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Opinion 3/2005 on Implementing the Council Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 of 13 December 2004 on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by Member States, 30 September 2005, WP 112 PDF - 140 KB czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)English (en)español (es)Français (fr)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)slovencina (sk)slovenšcina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Letter to Vice President Frattini enclosing the Comments by the Article 29 Working Party on the Modified Proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) 1030/2002 laying down a uniform format for residence permits for third-country nationals (COM(2006)110) PDF - 648 KB English (en)
  • Letter dated 10 December 2007 from the Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party to Mr. Jean-Marie CAVADA, Chairman of the LIBE Committee, on EU passports PDF - 648 KB English (en)
    Annex: Replies by National Data Protection Authorities PDF - 14 KB English (en)
  • Letter dated 27 May 2008 from the Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party to Baroness Sarah Ludford, regarding outsourcing the collection of biometric data within the framework of visa applications PDF - 217 KB English (en)
Body Scanners
  • Letter dated 11 February 2009 from the Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party to Mr. Daniel CALLEJA CRESPO, Director in DG TREN on body scanners PDF - 247 KB English (en)
    Annex : Consultation: The impact of the use of body scanners in the field of aviation security on human rights, privacy, personal dignity, health and data protection PDF - 247 KB English (en)
Borders
  • Letter to Commission Barrot enclosing the joint comments of the Article 29 Working Party and the Working Party on Police and Justice on the Communications from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of Regions, namely:
    "Preparing the next steps in border management in the European Union", COM (2008) 69 final, Examining the creation of a European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR)” COM (2008) 68 final, and
    Report on the evaluation and future development of the Frontex Agency COM (2008) 67 final PDF - 316 KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to ATOS Origin regarding the STORK Project PDF 48 KB English (en), Annex PDF 48 KB English (en)
Customs
  • Opinion 8/2009 on the protection of passenger data collected and processed by duty-free shops at airports and ports, 01 December 2009, WP 167 PDF 57 - 242 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
Schengen Information System (SIS II)
  • Opinion 6/2005 on the Proposals for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (COM (2005) 236 final) and a Council Decision (COM (2005) 230 final) on the establishment, operation and use of the second generation Schengen information system (SIS II) and a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding access to the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) by the services in the Member States responsible for issuing vehicle registration certificates (COM (2005) 237 final), 25 November 2005, WP 116 PDF - 202 KB czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)English (en)español (es)Français (fr)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)slovencina (sk)slovenšcina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
Visa Information System (VIS)
  • Opinion 7/2004 on the inclusion of biometric elements in residence permits and visas taking account of the establishment of the European information system on visas (VIS), 11 August 2004, WP 96 PDF - 57-116 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)
  • Opinion 2/2005 on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Visa Information System (VIS) and the exchange of data between Member States on short stay-visas (COM (2004) 835 final), 23 June 2005, WP 110 PDF - 320 KB czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)English (en)español (es)Français (fr)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)slovencina (sk)slovenšcina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Visa Information System: Letter addressed on 24 July 2006 to Mr. Pentti Visanen, Chairman of Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum (SCIFA), regarding a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Visa Information System (VIS) and the exchange of data between Member States on short stay-visas (in reply to Letter of M. Widerman of 2 June 2006) PDF - 355 KB English (en)

Fundamental rights

  • Recommendation 4/99 on the inclusion of the fundamental right to data protection in the European catalogue of fundamental rights, 7 September 1999, WP 26 PDF 1-99 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)

Genetic Data

  • Opinion 6/2000 on the Human Genome and Privacy, 13 July 2000, WP 34 PDF 12 - 127 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Working Document on Genetic Data, 17 March 2004, WP 91 PDF - 64-300 KB dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) Français (fr) italiano (it) Nederlands (nl) português (pt) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

Health Data

  • Opinion 4/2006 on the Notice of proposed rule making by the US Department of Health and Human Services on the control of communicable disease and the collection of passenger information of 20 November 2005 (Control of Communicable Disease Proposed 42 CFR Parts 70 and 71), 14 June 2006, WP 121 PDF - 75 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Working Document on the processing of personal data relating to health in electronic health records (EHR), 15 February 2007, WP 131 PDF - 272 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 3/2008 of the Article 29 Working Party on the World Anti-Doping Code draft International Standard for the Protection of Privacy, 1 August 2008, WP 156 PDF - 190 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Working Document 01/2012 on epSOS, 25 January 2012, WP 189 PDF - 143 KB English (en)

Internal Market

  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to Commissioner, Mr. Karel de Gucht, regarding the data protection and privacy implications of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), 15 July 2010 PDF 39 KB English (en)
Internal market information system (IMI)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed Commissioner M. Barnier regarding the proposal for a Regulation on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System (IMI Regulation) , 13 December 2011 PDF 49 KB English (en)
Intellectual Property
  • Working document on data protection issues related to intellectual property rights, 18 January 2005, WP 104 PDF - 43-60 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
Credit reporting, finance and insurance
  • 8th Directive on Statutory Audits, Opinion 10/2007 by the Article 29 Working Party, 23 November 2007, WP 143 PDF - 235 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Contribution of the Article 29 Working Party to the public consultation of DG MARKT on the report of the Expert Group on Credit Histories, 01 December 2009, WP 164 PDF - 46-50 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Opinion 14/2011 on data protection issues related to the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, 13 June 2011, WP 186: Opinion PDF 32 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv), Annex PDF 222 KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to DG MARKT regarding the application of Directive 95/46 in relation to the international transfer of personal data to the US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the application of Directive 2006/43 and the Commission Decision 2010/485/EU of 1 September 2010 (the Commission Decision), 13 December 2011 PDF 91 KB English (en)

Media

  • Recommendation 1/97: Data protection law and the media, 25 February 1997, WP 1 PDF 29-49 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Sports

Visa Information System (VIS)

  • Opinion N° 3/2007 on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending the Common Consular Instructions on visas for diplomatic missions and consular posts in relation to the introduction of biometrics, including provisions on the organisation of the reception and processing of visa applications (COM(2006)269 final, 01 March 2007, WP 134 PDF - 219 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)

Whistleblowing

  • Opinion 1/2006 on the application of EU data protection rules to internal whistleblowing schemes in the fields of accounting, internal accounting controls, auditing matters, fight against bribery, banking and financial crime, 1 February 2006, WP 117 PDF czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Letter addressed on 16 February 2006 to the Chairman of the SEC by the Chairman of theWorking Party PDF - 355 KB English (en)
  • Letter addressed on 8 June 2006 to the Chairman of the Working Party by the Director of the Office of International Affairs of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) PDF - 355 KB English (en)
  • Letter addressed on 3 July 2006 to the Director of the Office of International Affairs of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by the Chairman of the Working Party PDF - 355 KB English (en)
  • Letter addressed on 29 September 2006 to the Chairman of the Working Party by the Director of the Office of International Affairs of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) PDF - 355 KB English (en)
  • VADEMECUM ON NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
    Whistleblowing schemes in the fields of accounting, account auditing, financial reporting and fight against bribery, financial corruption, banking and financial crime accounting, 3 July 2006 Word - 355 KB English (en)

Transfers of data outside the EU

Sub-Category

Adequacy

  • Opinion 1/97 on Canadian initiatives relating to standardisation in the field of protection of privacy PDF 11-16 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Discussion Document: First Orientations on Transfers of Personal Data to Third Countries - Possible Ways Forward in Assessing Adequacy, 26 June 1997, WP 4 PDF 29-42 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Working Document: Judging industry self regulation: when does it make a meaningful contribution to the level of data protection in a third country?, 14 January 1998, WP 7 PDF 17-203 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Working Document: Transfers of personal data to third countries: Applying Articles 25 and 26 of the EU data protection directive, 24 July 1998, WP 12 PDF 102-267KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 5/99 on the level of protection of personal data in Switzerland, 7 June 1999, WP 22 PDF 17-203 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinon 6/99 concerning the level of personal data protection in Hungary, 7 September 1999, WP 24 PDF 96-115 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 2/2001 on the adequacy of the Canadian Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act, 26 January 2001, WP 39 PDF 39-46 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 3/2001 on the level of protection of the Australian Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000, 26 January 2001, WP 40 PDF 32-212 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 4/2002 on adequate level of protection of personal data in Argentina, 3 October 2002, WP 63 PDF 59-378 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 5/2003 on the level of protection of personal data in Guernsey, 13 June 2003, WP 79 PDF 87 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 6/2003 on the level of protection of personal data in the Isle of Man, 21 November2003, WP 82 PDF 109 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 8/2007 on the level of protection of personal data in Jersey, 09 October 2007, WP 141 PDF - 71 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 9/2007 on the level of protection of personal data in the Faroe Islands, 09 October 2007, WP 142 PDF - 71 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 6/2009 on the level of protection of personal data in Israel, 01 December 2009, WP 165 PDF - 84 - 360 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 7/2009 on the level of protection of personal data in the Principality of Andorra, 01 December 2009, WP 166 PDF - 59 - 297 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)
  • Opinion 6/2010 on the level of protection of personal data in the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, 12 October 2010, WP 177 PDF - 85- KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 11/2011 on the level of protection of personal data in New Zealand, 4 April 2011, WP 182 PDF 93 KB - 2.3 MB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to VP Reding, regarding the progress on the adequacy levels of Uruguay and New Zealand in the field of protection of privacy, 03 April 2012 PDF 23 KB English (en)

Binding Corporate Rules

  • Working Document on Transfers of personal data to third countries: Applying Article 26 (2) of the EU Data Protection Directive to Binding Corporate Rules for International Data Transfers, 3 June 2003, WP 74 PDF 180 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Model Checklist, Application for approval of Binding Corporate Rules, 25 November 2004, WP 102 PDF - 47-52 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)
  • Working Document Setting Forth a Co-Operation Procedure for Issuing Common Opinions on Adequate Safeguards Resulting From "Binding Corporate Rules", 14 April 2005, WP 107 PDF - 108 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Working Document Establishing a Model Checklist Application for Approval of Binding Corporate Rules, 14 April 2005, WP 108 PDF - 126 KB Deutsch (de)English (en)Français (fr)
  • Recommendation 1/2007 on the Standard Application for Approval of Binding Corporate Rules for the Transfer of Personal Data Word File - 142 KB English (en)
  • Working Document setting up a table with the elements and principles to be found in Binding Corporate Rules, 24 June 2008, WP 153 PDF - 60 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)
  • Working Document Setting up a framework for the structure of Binding Corporate Rules, 24 June 2008, WP 154 PDF - 54 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)
  • Working Document on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to Binding Corporate Rules, 24 June 2008, WP 155 rev.4 PDF - 48-53 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)

Electronic System of Travel Authorisation

  • Letter dated 24 July 2008 from the Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party to Jonathan Faull, Director General of DG JLS on the introduction of US Electronic System of Travel Authorisation (ESTA) PDF - 247 KB English (en)

EU-US General Agreement

Notifications of all legal acts transposing the directive & notifications granted under art. 26(2)

  • Work programme 2003 of the Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party, 29 March 2003, WP 71 PDF 13KB English (en)
  • Work programme 2004, 17 March 2004, WP 92 PDF 71 KB dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) Français (fr) italiano (it) Nederlands (nl) português (pt) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)
  • Work Programme 2005, 14 April 2005, WP 109 PDF - 140 KB czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)English (en)español (es)Français (fr)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)slovencina (sk)slovenšcina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Other

  • Opinion 9/2006 on the Implementation of Directive 2004/82/EC of the Council on the obligation of carriers to communicate advance passenger data PDF - 63 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data, 01 December 2009, WP 168 PDF - 156- KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom regarding Terrorist Finance Tracking System (TFTS) “ European Commission Communication COM (2011) 429, 22 September 2011 PDF 58 KB English (en)

Passenger Name Record

  • Opinion 6/2002 on transmission of Passenger Manifest Information and other data from Airlines to the United States, 24 October 2002, WP 66 PDF 38 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Working Document on IATA Recommended Practice 1774 Protection for privacy and transborder data flows of personal data used in international air transport of passengers and of cargo, 14 September 2001, WP 49 PDF 31-221   KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Level of Protection ensured in the United States for the Transfer of Passengers' Data, 13 June 2003, WP 78
    Press release of the Art. 29 Working Party PDF 20-22 KB English (en)Français (fr)
  • Opinion 4/2003 of the Art. 29 Working Party, 13 June 2003, WP 78 PDF - 48-261 KB dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)español (es)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
    Annex: Undertakings of the United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection and the United States Transportation Security Administration PDF 232 KB English (en)
  • Opinion 1/2004 on the level of protection ensured in Australia for the transmission of Passenger Name Record data from airlines, 16 January 2004, WP 85 PDF 85 KB dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) Français (fr) italiano (it) Nederlands (nl) português (pt) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 2/2004 on the Adequate Protection of Personal Data Contained in the PNR of Air Passengers to Be Transferred to the United States' Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (US CBP), 29 January 2004, WP 87 PDF 54 KB dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) Français (fr) italiano (it) Nederlands (nl) português (pt) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 3/2004 on the level of protection ensured in Canada for the transmission of Passenger Name Records and Advanced Passenger Information from airlines, 11 February 2004, WP 88 PDF 62 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)
  • Opinion 6/2004 on the implementation of the Commission decision of 14-V-2004 on the adequate protection of personal data contained in the Passenger Name Records of air passengers transferred to the United States’ Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, and of the Agreement between the European Community and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of PNR data by air carriers to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 22 June 2004, WP 95
    PDF 62 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)
  • Opinion 8/2004 on the information for passengers concerning the transfer of PNR data on flights between the European Union and the United States of America, 30 September 2004, WP 97 PDF 34 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) Français (fr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuviu (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovenšcina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 5/2006 on the ruling by the European Court of Justice of 30 May 2006 in Joined Cases C-317/04 and C-318/04 on the transmission of Passenger Name Records to the United States, 14 June 2006, WP 122 PDF 39-164 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 7/2006 on the ruling by the European Court of Justice of 30 May 2006 in Joined Cases C-317/04 and C-318/04 on the transmission of Passenger Name Records to the United States and the urgent need for a new agreement, 27 September 2006, WP 124 PDF - 63 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • A common EU approach to the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data for law enforcement purposes, 31 January 2007 PDF - 355 KB English (en)
  • Opinion 2/2007 on information to passengers about transfer of PNR data to US authorities, 15 February 2007, WP 132 PDF - 174 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
    Annex: Short notice for travel between the European Union and the United States  - 79 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Workshop on EU approach towards a new passenger data agreement. This Workshop brought together national data protection authorities and other interested parties and was not a meeting of the Article 29 Working Party, 26 March 2007:
    Agenda PDF - 17 KB English (en)
    Press Release PDF - 36 KB English (en)
    Report PDF - 93 KB English (en)
  • Opinion Nº 5/2007 on the follow-up agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of passenger name record (PNR) data by air carriers to the United States Department of Homeland Security concluded in July 2007, 17 August 2007, WP 138 PDF - 144 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Joint opinion on the proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) for law enforcement purposes, presented by the Commission on 6 November 2007, 05 December 2007, WP 145 PDF - 77 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 2/2007 on information to passengers about the transfer of PNR data to US authorities, Adopted on 15 February 2007 and revised and updated on 24 June 2008, 24 June 2008, WP 151 PDF - 72 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Letter dated 10 March 2008 from the Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party to Mr. Jacques Barrot, Vice-President, regarding the PNR agreement with Australia PDF 137 - 150 KB English (en)Français (fr)
  • Opinion 7/2010 on European Commission's Communication on the global approach to transfers of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to third countries, 12 November 2010, WP 178 PDF 79  KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Letter dated 19 January 2011 from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to Commissioner Malmström regarding the EU PNR Agreements with the US, Canada and Australia PDF 48 KB English (en)
  • Opinion 10/2011 on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the use of passenger name record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime, 5 April 2011, WP 181 PDF 49 - 241  KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el)English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to IATA regarding the IATA Checkpoint of the future project, 14 December 2011 PDF 41 KB English (en)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to LIBE Committee of the European Parliament regarding the new draft agreement on the transfer and use of Passenger Name Records, known as PNR data, 06 January 2012 PDF 39 KB English (en)

Pre-trial Discovery

  • Working Document 1/2009 on pre-trial discovery for cross border civil litigation, 11 February 2009, WP 158 PDF 82 KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)

Safe Harbour

  • Opinion 1/99 concerning the level of data protection in the United States and the ongoing discussions between the European Commission and the United States Government, 26 January 1999, WP 15 PDF 13-101 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 2/99 on the Adequacy of the "International Safe Harbor Principles" issued by the US Department of Commerce on 19th April 1999, 3 May 1999, WP 19 PDF 25-26 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 4/99 on the Frequently Asked Questions to be issued by the US Department of Commerce in relation to the proposed "Safe Harbor Principles"on the Adequacy of the "International Safe Harbor Principles", 7 June 1999, WP 21 PDF 40-520 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Working document on the current state of play of the ongoing discussions between the european Commission and the United States Government concerning the "International Safe Harbor Principles", 7 July 1999, WP 23 PDF 60-669 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 7/99 on the Level of Data Protection provided by the "Safe Harbor" Principles as published together with the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other related documents on 15 and 16 November 1999 by the US Department of Commerce, 3 December 1999, WP 27 PDF 45-248 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 3/2000 on the EU/US dialogue concerning the "Safe harbor" arrangement, 16 March 2000, WP 31 PDF 12-141 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 4/2000 on the level of protection provided by the "Safe Harbor Principles", 16 May 2000, WP 32 PDF 19-163  KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Working document on functioning of the Safe Harbor Agreement, 2 July 2002, WP 62 PDF 19-159 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Standard Contractual Clauses

  • Working Document: Preliminary views on the use of contractual provisions in the context of transfers of personal data to third countries PDF 38-52 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 1/2001 on the Draft Commission Decision on Standard Contractual Clauses for the transfer of Personal Data to third countries under Article 26(4) of Directive 95/46, 26 January 2001, WP 38 PDF 75-92 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 7/2001 on the Draft Commission Decision (version 31 August 2001) on Standard Contractual Clauses for the transfer of Personal Data to data processors established in third countries under Article 26(4) of Directive 95/46, 13 September 2001, WP 47 PDF 19-163  KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 8/2003 on the draft standard contractual clauses submitted by a group of business assocations, 17 December 2003, WP 84 PDF 37 KB español (es)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)ελληνικά (el)English (en)Français (fr)italiano (it)Nederlands (nl)português (pt)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)
  • Opinion 3/2009 on the Draft Commission Decision on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries, under Directive 95/46/EC (data controller to data processor), 5 March 2009, WP 161 PDF 43 - 247 KB български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • FAQs in order to address some issues raised by the entry into force of the EU Commission Decision 2010/87/EU of 5 February 2010 on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries under Directive 95/46/EC, 12 July 2010, WP 176 PDF 55 -  KB Deutsch (de) English (en) Français (fr)

SWIFT

  • Opinion 10/2006 on the processing of personal data by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), 22 November 2006, WP 128 PDF - 272 KB czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) ελληνικά (el) English (en) español (es) eesti (et) suomi (fi) Français (fr) magyar (hu) italiano (it) lietuviu (lt) latviešu (lv) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) slovencina (sk) slovenšcina (sl) svenska (sv)
  • Letter from the Article 29 Working Party addressed to U.S. Department of the Treasury (UST) related to the interpretation of the TFTP Agreement by UST PDF 36 KB English (en)