Privacy statement

Privacy statement for the Eurostat website

The European Commission (hereafter ‘the Commission’) is committed to protect your personal data and to respect your privacy. The Commission collects and further processes personal data pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data (repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001).

Why and how do we process your personal data?

Purpose of the processing operation: Unit B.4 ‘Dissemination and user support’ of Eurostat collects and uses your personal information:

  • To allow users to be alerted as soon as a new statistical information on the chosen topic is published on the Eurostat website;
  • To allow users to receive invitations to respond to Eurostat user surveys;
  • To submit and treat support requests to the Eurostat support services and to allow users to retrieve past support requests and answers;
  • To allow media and institutional users to electronically receive Eurostat's News Releases and other information.

Your personal data will not be used for an automated decision-making including profiling.

On what legal ground(s) do we process your personal data?

We process your personal data, because:

  • processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Union institution or body;


  • you as data subject have given your consent to the processing of your personal data for this purpose.

Additional legal basis:

Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on European statistics.

Which personal data do we collect and further process?

In order to carry out this processing operation unit B.4 ‘Dissemination and user support’ of Eurostat collects the following categories of personal data:

  • Name and first name
  • Email
  • User type, e.g. media, academic, commercial etc.

All data is mandatory.

The provision of personal data is mandatory if you want to benefit from the service of receiving statistical information according to your interests.

How long do we keep your personal data?

Unit B.4 ‘Dissemination and user support’ of Eurostat only keeps your personal data for the time necessary to fulfil the purpose of collection or further processing, namely for period during which you benefit from the service, plus three years after you deregister.

How do we protect and safeguard your personal data?

All personal data in electronic format (e-mails, documents, databases, uploaded batches of data, etc.) are stored either on the servers of the European Commission. All processing operations are carried out pursuant to the Commission Decision (EU, Euratom) 2017/46 of 10 January 2017 on the security of communication and information systems in the European Commission.

In order to protect your personal data, the Commission has put in place a number of technical and organisational measures in place. Technical measures include appropriate actions to address online security, risk of data loss, alteration of data or unauthorised access, taking into consideration the risk presented by the processing and the nature of the personal data being processed. Organisational measures include restricting access to the personal data solely to authorised persons with a legitimate need to know for the purposes of this processing operation.

Who has access to your personal data and to whom is it disclosed?

Access to your personal data is provided to the Commission staff responsible for carrying out this processing operation and to authorised staff according to the ‘need to know’ principle. Such staff abide by statutory, and when required, additional confidentiality agreements.

What are your rights and how can you exercise them?

You have specific rights as a ‘data subject’ under Chapter III (Articles 14-25) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, in particular the right to access, rectify or erase your personal data and the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Where applicable, you also have the right to object to the processing or the right to data portability.

You have consented to provide your personal data to Unit B.4 ‘Dissemination and user support’ of Eurostat for the present processing operation. You can withdraw your consent at any time by notifying the Data Controller. The withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out before you have withdrawn the consent.

You can exercise your rights by contacting the Data Controller, or in case of conflict the Data Protection Officer. If necessary, you can also address the European Data Protection Supervisor. Their contact information is given under ‘Contact information’ below.

Contact information

The Data Controller

If you would like to exercise your rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, or if you have comments, questions or concerns, or if you would like to submit a complaint regarding the collection and use of your personal data, please feel free to contact the Data Controller, Unit B.4 ‘Dissemination and user support’ of Eurostat,

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) of the Commission

You may contact the Data Protection Officer ( with regard to issues related to the processing of your personal data under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

You have the right to have recourse (i.e. you can lodge a complaint) to the European Data Protection Supervisor ( if you consider that your rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data by the Data Controller.

Where to find more detailed information?

The Commission Data Protection Officer (DPO) publishes the register of all processing operations on personal data by the Commission, which have been documented and notified to him. You may access the register via the following link:

This specific processing operation has been included in the DPO’s public register with the following Record reference: DPR-EC-01627.

Privacy statement for Eurostat correspondence

Eurostat processes and stores personal data of its external email correspondents. Eurostat respects the privacy of individuals and is committed to protect it. This document provides information how personal data are processed and used.

For what purposes are the personal data used?

The data are used for:

  • mailing lists for the distribution of Eurostat publications and press releases;
  • invitation lists for participants of workshops, seminars and conferences organised by Eurostat;
  • invitation lists for the members and private experts of the various expert groups coordinated by Eurostat;
  • lists of statistical trainers, experts and contact points for training.

What personal information do we collect and through which technical means?

The maximum personal information collected are the following: name, first name, organisation or company details, address, country, telephone, mobile telephone and email address. The data are recorded in databases or mailing lists using Commission IT equipment and software subject to standard Commission data security policies.

Who has access to your information and to whom is it disclosed?

The data are processed by EC officials within several units across Eurostat in charge of the relevant mailing and invitation lists under the responsibility of the Head of Unit acting as the data controller. Eurostat does not disclose the data to, or share it with, any third parties either inside or outside the Commission.

How do we protect and safeguard your information?

Designated Eurostat officials can access the data using a UserID and a Password. Only these authorised officials have access to the data.

How can you verify, modify or delete your information?

You have no direct access to your personal data stored in the lists. If you wish to modify or delete your data, please send a message to your contact point at Eurostat. If the contact point is not known, please send the request to the Data Protection Coordinator at Eurostat.

How long do we keep your data?

As a rule your data will be kept not longer than necessary in the list that contain your data. Furthermore, at any given moment you can ask your personal data to be deleted from any list managed by Eurostat.

Legal basis and contact information

You can find further general information on the Commission personal data protection policy. For any further question or requests concerning the information you have submitted, please contact your contact point or the Data Protection Coordinator at Eurostat.

Eurostat is committed to comply with the Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the Protection of Personal Data.

For any question on the Protection of Personal Data you can contact the Data Protection Officer of the Commission.

For complaints, you can contact the European Data Protection Supervisor.