Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Data Protection

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

The protection of personal data is a fundamental right in the European Union (see Article 8 and 16 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the Charter of Fundamental Rights). It is further complemented by the Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 (hereafter the Regulation) which sets the data protection requirements with regard to the processing of personal data by the EU institutions, bodies & agencies.

In accordance with this Regulation, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) collects personal data only to the extent necessary to fulfil the precise purpose related to its tasks.

Article 31.5 of this Regulation provides for the setting up of a Central Register of INEA’s records of processing activities, which is publicly accessible.

The Register is based on the records submitted by data controllers along with the relevant Privacy Statements and is therefore available only in English. Processing activities that have been prior-checked by the European Data Protection Supervisor under Article 27 of the former data protection Regulation (EC) 45/2001 are available on the webpage about prior-checking opinions of the EDPS.

To be able to comply with the provisions of the revised data protection regulation on public records, INEA register goes through a migration process. If you look for a record on specific processing activity not yet published , you may contact the INEA Data Protection Officer. As soon as the migration process will be completed, you will be able to access all the records via the Central Register.

The purpose of the Central Register is to inform the public about the existence of personal data processing activities in INEA. All individuals concerned may exercise their rights recognised by the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, as described by the information contained in the related Data Protection Notices, also known as Privacy Statements and Records.

INEA may restrict in certain cases Data Subjects’ rights in line with Article 25 of the Regulation on the basis of its Decision SC (2020) 26 of 14 October 2020, which is published in the Official Journal of the EU of 9 February 2021 under the reference L 045 (p. 80).

For information on the privacy statement relating to the processing of personal data by the Data Protection Officer, see the data protection notice.