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European Anti-Fraud Office

OLAF may process your personal data (also known as personal information) for a number of reasons, for example while:

  • conducting administrative investigations;
  • performing coordination activities;
  • processing requests for information;
  • handling staff matters;
  • organising events.

OLAF’s daily work also involves the processing of large amounts of sensitive personal data.

As a service of the European Commission, OLAF is subject to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018  and is thus under the supervisory powers of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).

OLAF conducts administrative investigations in full independence, both internally – concerning the EU institutions and bodies – and externally – concerning economic operators located in EU and non-EU countries. In order to help protect its independence when conducting investigations, the OLAF Regulation (EU) 883/2013 provides that OLAF shall appoint its own independent Data Protection Officer (DPO).

OLAF maintains an independent register of data protection records of those of its activities that involve processing (collection, storage, use etc.) of personal data. The register is publicly accessible and the records explain the purpose and conditions of the processing operations. Consult the register of OLAF data protection records.

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Legal framework for data protection

Laws establishing data protection requirements at OLAF.

OLAF Personal Data Register

Register of data protection records.

OLAF guidelines on data protection for investigative activities

Internal rules to ensure that investigative activities are performed in accordance with data protection requirements.

OLAF privacy notices relating to OLAF data processing operations

Online privacy notices to inform all individuals on the handling of personal data of in the framework of the OLAF processing operations.

The OLAF Data Protection Officer

Tasks and contact details of the OLAF Data Protection Officer.