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. Registration are now open.

When: 20 June 2024

Where: Brussels

European Data Protection Summit

Our speakers

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Ulrich Kelber

German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI)
Federal Commissioner
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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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Caroline Sinders

Machine-learning-design researcher and artist
If we are going to make better products for people, regulation is a part of that. And this is a part of the design process then. It becomes a necessary part of creating tech innovation.
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First EDPS Orientations for EUIs using Generative AI