European Data Protection Supervisor

The main task of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) is to protect persons whose data are processed by Community institutions or bodies (such as the European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament) also the Court of Justice, the Committee of the Regions or the European Investment Bank, for example).

The EDPS also advises these bodies on data protection issues in a range of areas of activity. This authority is established by Regulation (EC) No 45/2001, which is currently being revised to bring it into line with the General Data Protection Regulation.