Presenting the 20th anniversary

In 2024, we are commemorating two decades of the EDPS safeguarding citizens’ rights to privacy and data protection. Since its foundation, the EDPS has been providing essential contributions, as the EU’s independent data protection authority, in shaping the current data protection landscape. This milestone provides us with a unique opportunity to reflect on the past to chart new courses. 

Join our activities to gain a deeper understanding of data protection, its history, and its future.

European Data Protection Summit

Join us for the “European Data Protection Summit: Rethinking Data in a Democratic Society” for a debate on the role of States at a time of ever-growing collection of information about citizens, and the part that data protection should play in modern democracies.

When: 20 June 2024

Where: Brussels


EDPS History

Explore the journey of data protection with our book and interactive timeline, offering you an in-depth analysis of data protection milestones and the EDPS' contributions to the development of the privacy landscape. Taking stock of this rich history, the book includes contributions from key experts shedding light on the possible future of data protection and the challenges that lie ahead.

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Nataša Pirc Musar

President of the Republic of Slovenia
Data minimisation is a key point that every single person needs to be aware of. Be curious, ask questions. Why data is needed for data controllers?
Nataša Pirc Musar

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Strengthening Data Protection through EUIs DPOs’ Cooperation