All of the European Data Protection Board and Article 29 Working Party guidelines, opinions, and documents

Guidelines 3/2018 on the territorial scope of the GDPR (Article 3) - Version for public consultation
16 November 2018

Opinion 1/2018 Austrian SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 135 KB

Opinion 2/2018 Belgium SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 134 KB

Opinion 3/2018 Bulgaria SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 134 KB

Opinion 4/2018 Czech Republic SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 137 KB

Opinion 5/2018 Germany SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 141 KB

Opinion 6/2018 Estonia SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 134 KB

Opinion 7/2018 Greece SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 134 KB

Opinion 8/2018 Finland SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 134 KB

Opinion 9/2018 France SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 135 KB

Opinion 10/2018 Hungary SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 137 KB

Opinion 11/2018 Ireland SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 137 KB

Opinion 12/2018 Italy SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 137 KB

Opinion 13/2018 Lithuania SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 140 KB

Opinion 14/2018 Latvia SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 141 KB

Opinion 15/2018 Malta SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 136 KB

Opinion 16/2018 Netherlands SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 134 KB

Opinion 17/2018 Poland SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 136 KB

Opinion 18/2018 Portugal SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 144 KB

Opinion 19/2018 Romania SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 132 KB

Opinion 20/2018 Sweden SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 130 KB

Opinion 21/2018 Slovakia SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 142 KB

Opinion 22/2018 United Kingdom SAs DPIA List
25 Sep 2018, pdf 1 KB

Guidelines 2/2018 on derogations of Article 49 under Regulation 2016/679
25 May 2018, pdf 750KB

Guidelines 1/2018 on certification and identifying certification criteria in accordance with Articles 42 and 43 of the Regulation 2016/679
25 May 2018, pdf 718 KB

From the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party

The WP29 was an advisory body made up of representatives from the data protection authorities of each EU member state, the EU Commission and the European Data Protection Supervisor. Upon enactment of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, May 25, 2018, the European Data Protection Board replaced the WP29.

2018

Guidelines on Consent under Regulation 2016/679 (wp259rev.01)
16 April 2018, pdf 287KB

Guidelines on Transparency under Regulation 2016/679 (wp260rev.01)
11 April 2018, pdf 1.1MB

Statement of the WP29 on encryption and their impact on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of their personal data in the EU
11 April 2018, pdf 313KB

Guidelines on Automated individual decision-making and Profiling for the purposes of Regulation 2016/679: WP 251
6 February 2018, pdf 1.06MB

Guidelines on Personal data breach notification under Regulation 2016/679: WP 250
6 February 2018, pdf 1.04MB


2017

Guidelines on transparency under Regulation 2016/679: WP 260
2017, pdf 733KB

Guidelines on Consent under Regulation 2016/679: WP 259
28 November 2017, pdf 821KB

Opinion on some key issues of the Law Enforcement Directive (EU 2016/680): WP 258
29 November 2017, pdf 805KB

Working Document setting up a table with the elements and principles to be found in Binding Corporate Rules: WP 256
29 November 2017, pdf 395KB

Working Document setting up a table with the elements and principles to be found in Processor Binding Corporate Rules: WP 257
29 November 2017, pdf 325KB

Working document on Adequacy Referential (update of Chapter One of WP12): WP 254
28 November 2017, pdf 455KB

Guidelines on the application and setting of administrative fines for the purposes of the Regulation 2016/679: WP 253
3 October 2017, PDF 548KB

Opinion 03/2017 on processing personal data in the context of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS): WP 252
4 October 2017, pdf 612KB

Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work: WP 249
8 June 2017, pdf 841KB

Guidelines on Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) and determining whether processing is “likely to result in a high risk” for the purposes of Regulation 2016/679: WP 248
4 April 2017, pdf 841KB

Opinion 01/2017 on the Proposed Regulation for the ePrivacy Regulation (2002/58/EC) : WP 247
4 April 2017, pdf 1.33MB

Guidelines for identifying a controller or processor’s lead supervisory authority: WP 244
5 April 2017, pdf 472KB

Guidelines on Data Protection Officers (‘DPOs’): WP 243
5 April 2017, pdf 1.3MB


2016

EU-US Privacy Shield F.A.Q. for European Individuals: WP 246
13 December 2016, pdf 111KB

EU-US Privacy Shield - F.A.Q. for European Businesses: WP 245
13 December 2016, pdf 219KB

Guidelines on the right to data portability: WP 242
5 April 2017, pdf 461KB 

Opinion 04/2016 on European Commission amendments proposals related to the powers of Data Protection Authorities in Standard Contractual Clauses and adequacy decisions: WP 241
31 October 2016, pdf 388KB

Opinion 03/2016 on the evaluation and review of the ePrivacy Directive: WP 240
19 July 2016, pdf 970KB

Opinion 02/2016 on the publication of Personal Data for Transparency purposes in the Public Sector : WP 239
8 June 2016, pdf 425KB

Opinion 01/2016 on the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield draft adequacy decision: WP 238
13 April 2016, pdf 612KB

Working Document 01/2016 on the justification of interferences with the fundamental rights to privacy and data protection through surveillance measures when transferring personal data (European Essential Guarantees: WP 237
13 April 2016, pdf 407KB

Statement on the 2016 action plan for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): WP 236
2 February 2016, pdf 181KB

Work Programme 2016-2018: WP 235
2 February 2016, pdf 251KB


 

2015

Update of Opinion 8/2010 on applicable law in light of the CJEU judgement in Google Spain: WP 179 update 
16 December 2015, pdf 342KB

Guidelines for Member States on the criteria to ensure compliance with data protection requirements in the context of the automatic exchange of personal data for tax purposes: WP 234
16 December 2015, pdf 443KB

Opinion 03/2015 on the draft directive on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and the free movement of such data: WP 233
01 December 2015, pdf 381KB

Statement on the implementation of the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 6 October 2015 in the Maximilian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner case (C-362-14)
16 October 2015, pdf 73KB

Opinion 02/2015 on C-SIG Code of Conduct on Cloud Computing: WP 232
22 September 2015, pdf 384KB

Opinion 01/2015 on Privacy and Data Protection Issues relating to the Utilisation of Drones: WP 231
16 June 2015, pdf 455KB

Explanatory Document on the Processor Binding Corporate Rules: WP 204
22 May 2015, pdf 349KB

Statement of the WP29 on automatic inter-state exchanges of personal data for tax purposes:  WP 230
4 February 2015, pdf 129KB 

Cookie sweep combined analysis: WP 229
3 February 2015, pdf 428KB


 

2014

Working Document on surveillance of electronic communications for intelligence and national security purposes: WP 228
5 December 2014, pdf 791KB

Joint statement of the European Data Protection Authorities assembled in the Article 29 Working Party: WP 227
26 November 2014, pdf 188KB

Working Document Setting Forth a Co-Operation Procedure for Issuing Common Opinions on “Contractual clauses” Considered as compliant with the EC Model Clauses: WP 226
26 November 2014, pdf 276KB

Guidelines on the implementation of the Court of Justice of the European Union judgment on “Google Spain and inc v. Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD) and Mario Costeja González” c-131/121: WP 225
26 November 2014, pdf 323KB

Opinion 9/2014 on the application of Directive 2002/58/EC to device fingerprinting: WP224
25 November 2014, pdf 559KB

Opinion 8/2014 on the Recent Developments on the Internet of Thing: WP 223
16 September 2014, pdf 617KB

Statement on the results of the last JHS meeting: WP 222
17 September 2014, pdf 195KB

Statement on Statement of the WP29 on the impact of the development of big data on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of their personal data in the EU: WP 221
16 September 2014, pdf 178KB

Statement on the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union which invalidates the Data Retention Directive: WP220
1 August 2014, pdf 264KB

Opinion 7/2014 on the protection of personal data in Quebec: WP 219
4 June 2014, pdf 396KB

Statement on the role of a risk-based approach in data protection legal frameworks: WP 218
30 May 2014, pdf 162KB

Opinion 06/2014 on the "Notion of legitimate interests of the data controller under Article 7 of Directive 95/46/EC": WP 217
9 April 2014, pdf 990KB

Opinion 05/2014 on "Anonymisation Techniques: WP 216
10 April 2014, pdf 738KB

Opinion 04/2014 on "Surveillance of electronic communications for intelligence and national security purposes: WP215
10 April 2014, pdf 343KB

Working document 01/2014 on "Draft ad hoc contractual clauses “EU data processor to non-EU sub-processor": WP 214
21 March 2014, pdf 289KB

Opinion 03/2014 on "Personal Data Breach Notification: WP 213
25 March 2014, pdf 395KB

Opinion 02/2014 on a "Referential for requirements for Binding Corporate Rules submitted to national Data Protection Authorities in the EU and Cross Border Privacy Rules submitted to APEC CBPR Accountability Agents: WP 213
27 February 2014, pdf 656KB

Opinion 01/2014 on the "Application of necessity and proportionality concepts and data protection within the law enforcement sector": WP 211
27 February 2014, pdf 621KB


 

2013

Work programme 2014-2015: WP 210
3 December 2013, pdf 219KB

Opinion 07/2013 on the Data Protection Impact Assessment Template for Smart Grid and Smart Metering Systems (‘DPIA Template’)prepared by Expert Group 2 of the Commission’s Smart Grid Task Force: WP 209
July 2017, pdf 331KB

Working Document 02/2013 providing guidance on obtaining consent for cookies: WP 208
2 October 2013, pdf 324KB

Opinion 06/2013 on open data and public sector information ('PSI') reuse: WP 207
5 June 2013, pdf 425KB

Opinion 05/2013 on Smart Borders: WP 206
6 June 2013, pdf380KB

Opinion 04/2013 on the Data Protection Impact Assessment Template for Smart Grid and Smart Metering Systems (‘DPIA Template’) prepared by Expert Group 2 of the Commission’s Smart Grid Task Force: WP 205
22 April 2017, pdf 291KB

Explanatory Document on the Processor Binding Corporate Rules: WP 204
19 April 2013 (as revised 22 May 2015), pdf 347KB

WP 204 April 2013 version

Opinion 03/2013 on purpose limitation 2012: WP 203
 2 April 2013, pdf 789KB

Opinion 02/2013 on apps on smart devices: WP 202
27 February 2013, pdf 947KB

Opinion 01/2013 providing further input into the discussions on the draft Police and Criminal Justice Data Protection Directive: WP 201
26 February 2013, pdf 67KB

Working Document 01/2013 - Input on the proposed implementing acts: WP 200
22 January 2013, pdf 77KB 


 

2012

Opinion 08/2012 providing further input on the data protection reform discussions: WP 199
05 October 2012, pdf 409KB

Opinion 07/2012 on the level of protection of personal data in the Principality of Monaco
19 July 2012, pdf 404KB

Opinion 06/2012 on the draft Commission Decision on the measures applicable to the notification of personal data breaches under Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications: WP 197
12 July 2012, pdf 432KB

Opinion 05/2012 on Cloud Computing: WP196
1 July 2012, pdf 145KB

Working Document 02/2012 setting up a table with the elements and principles to be found in Processor Binding Corporate Rules: WP 195
6 June 2012, pdf 65KB

Recommendation 1/2012 on the Standard Application form for Approval of Binding Corporate Rules for the Transfer of Personal Data for Processing Activities: WP 195a
17 September 2012, pdf 240KB

Opinion 04/2012 on Cookie Consent Exemption: WP 194
7 June 2012, pdf 714KB

Opinion 03/2012 on developments in biometric technologies: WP 193
27 April 2012, pdf 408KB

Opinion 02/2012 on facial recognition in online and mobile services: WP 192
22 March 2012, pdf 52KB

Opinion 01/2012 on the data protection reform proposals: WP 191
23 March 2012, pdf 148KB

Work programme 2012–2013
1 February 2012, pdf 52KB

Working Document 01/2012 on epSOS
25 January 2012, pdf 145KB


 

2011

Opinion 16/2011 on EASA/IAB Best Practice Recommendation on Online Behavioural Advertising: WP 188
08 December 2011, pdf 85KB

Opinion 15/2011 Consent: WP 187
13 July 2011, pdf 210KB

Opinion 14/2011 on data protection issues related to the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing: WP186
13 June 2011 , pdf 31KB

Annex to Opinion 14/2011
2011, pdf 226KB

Opinion 13/2011 on Geolocation services on smart mobile devices: WP 185
16 May 2011, pdf 108KB

Working Document 01/2011 on the current EU personal data breach framework and recommendations for future policy developments: WP 184
5 April 2011, pdf 83KB

Opinion 12/2011 on smart metering: WP 183
4 April 2011, pdf 93KB

Opinion 11/2011 on the level of protection of personal data in New Zealand: WP 182
4 April 2011, pdf 100KB

Opinion 10/2011 on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the use of passenger name record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime: WP 181
5 April 2011, pdf 49KB

Opinion 9/2011 on the revised Industry Proposal for a Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework for RFID Applications
11 February 2011, pdf 74KB

Annex: Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework for RFID Applications: WP 180
12 January 2011, pdf 183KB 


 

2010

Opinion 8/2010 on applicable law: WP 179
16 December 2010, pdf 203KB

Opinion 7/2010 on European Commission's Communication on the global approach to transfers of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to third countries: WP 178
12 November 2010, pdf 80KB

Opinion 6/2010 on the level of protection of personal data in the Eastern Republic of Uruguay: WP 177
12 October 2010, pdf 86KB

FAQs in order to address some issues raised by the entry into force of the EU Commission Decision 2010/87/EU of 5 February 2010 on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries under Directive 95/46/EC: WP 176
12 July 2010, pdf 56KB

Opinion 5/2010 on the Industry Proposal for a Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework for RFID Applications: WP 175
13 July 2010, 89KB

Annex to Opinion 5/2010
March 31 2010, pdf 560KB

Opinion 4/2010 on the European code of conduct of FEDMA for the use of personal data in direct marketing - WP 174
13 July 2010, pdf 44KB

Annex to Opinion 4/2010
June 2010, pdf 129KB

Opinion 3/2010 on the principle of accountability: WP 173
13 July 2010, pdf 140KB

Report 01/2010: WP 172
13 July 2010, pdf 113KB

Annex
2010, pdf 98KB

Opinion 2/2010 on online behavioural advertising: WP 171
22 June 2010, pdf 207KB

Work Programme 2010-2011: WP 170
15 February 2010, pdf 51KB

Opinion 1/2010 on the concepts of "controller" and "processor": WP 169
16 February 2010, pdf 171KB


 

2009

The Future of Privacy: Joint contribution to the Consultation of the European Commission on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data: WP 168
01 December 2009, pdf 158

Opinion 8/2009 on the protection of passenger data collected and processed by duty-free shops at airports and ports: WP167
1 December 2009, pdf 58KB

Opinion 7/2009 on the level of protection of personal data in the Principality of Andorra: WP 166
1 December 2009, pdf 62

Opinion 6/2009 on the level of protection of personal data in Israel: WP 165
1 December 2009, pdf 88KB

Contribution of the Article 29 Working Party to the public consultation of DG MARKT on the report of the Expert Group on Credit Histories: WP 164
1 December 2009, pdf 46KB

Opinion 5/2009 on online social networking: WP 163
12 June 2009, pdf 91KB

Second opinion 4/2009 on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information, on related provisions of the WADA Code and on other privacy issues in the context of the fight against doping in sport by WADA and (national) anti-doping organizations: WP 162
6 April 2009, pdf 97KB

Opinion 3/2009 on the Draft Commission Decision on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries, under Directive 95/46/EC (data controller to data processor): WP 161
5 March 2009, pdf 43KB

Opinion 2/2009 on the protection of children's personal data (General Guidelines and the special case of schools): WP 160
11 February 2009, pdf 90KB

Opinion 1/2009 on the proposals amending Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications (e-Privacy Directive): WP 159
10 February 2009, pdf 71KB

Working Document 1/2009 on pre-trial discovery for cross border civil litigation: WP 158
11 February 2009, pdf 83KB


 

2008

Opinion 3/2008 of the Article 29 Working Party on the World Anti-Doping Code draft International Standard for the Protection of Privacy: WP 156
1 August 2008, pdf 193KB

Working Document on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to Binding Corporate Rules: WP 155
24 June 2008 (as revised 8 April 2009), pdf 48KB

Working Document setting up a framework for the structure of Binding Corporate Rules: WP 154
24 June 2008, pdf 55KB

Working Document setting up a table with the elements and principles to be found in Binding Corporate Rules: WP 153
24 June 2008, pdf 60KB

Mandate to the Enforcement Subgroup to proceed to the 2nd joint investigation action: WP 152
17 July 2008, pdf 133KB

Opinion 2/2007 on information to passengers about the transfer of PNR data to US authorities, Adopted on 15 February 2007 and revised and updated on 24 June 2008: WP 151
15 February 2007 (revised and updated on 24 June 2008), pdf 72KB

Opinion 2/2008 on the review of the Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications (ePrivacy Directive): WP 150
15 May 2008, pdf 43KB

Letter to Commission Barrot
29 April 2008, pdf 823

Opinion 1/2008 on data protection issues related to search engines: WP 148
4 April 2008, pdf 146KB

Working Document 1/2008 on the protection of Children's Personal Data: WP 147
18 February 2008, pdf 203KB

Work Programme 2008-2009, Article 29 Working Party: WP 146
18 February 2008, pdf 38KB


 

2007

Joint opinion on the proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) for law enforcement purposes, presented by the Commission on 6 November 2007: WP 145
5 December 2007, pdf 28KB

2nd Data Protection Day: WP 144
5 December 2007, pdf 78KB

Opinion 10/2007 on the 8th Directive on Statutory Audits by the Article 29 Working Party: WP 143
23 November 2007, pdf 48KB

Opinion 9/2007 on the level of protection of personal data in the Faroe Islands: WP 142
9 October 2007, pdf 72KB

Opinion 8/2007 on the level of protection of personal data in Jersey: WP 141
9 October 2007, pdf 71KB

Opinion 7/2007 on data protection issues related to the Internal Market Information System (IMI): WP 140
20 September 2007, pdf 222KB

Opinion 6/2007 on data protection issues related to the Consumer Protection Cooperation System (CPCS): WP 139
21 September 2007, pdf 176KB

Opinion Nº 5/2007 on the follow-up agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of passenger name record (PNR) data by air carriers to the United States Department of Homeland Security concluded in July 2007: WP 138
17 August 2007, pdf 90KB

Report 1/2007 on the first joint enforcement action: evaluation and future steps: WP 137
20 June 2007, pdf 67KB

Opinion Nº 4/2007: WP 136
20 June 2007, pdf 139KB

Revised and Updated Policy to promote the transparency of the activities of the Working Party established by Article 29 of Directive 95/46/EC: WP135
15 February 2007, pdf 165KB

Opinion N° 3/2007: WP 134
1 March 2007, pdf 223KB

Recommendation 1/2007 on the Standard Application for Approval of Binding Corporate Rules for the Transfer of Personal Data: WP 133
10 January 2007, pdf 194KB

Opinion 2/2007 on information to passengers about transfer of PNR data to US authorities: WP 132
15 February 2007, pdf 149KB

Annex: Short notice for travel between the European Union and the United States
pdf 160KB

Working Document on the processing of personal data relating to health in electronic health records (EHR): WP 131
15 February 2007, pdf 285KB

Resolution by the Article 29 Working Party on the 1st European Data Protection Day: WP 130
24 January 2007, pdf 32KB

Opinion 1/2007 on the Green Paper on Detection Technologies in the Work of Law Enforcement, Customs and other Security Authorities: WP129
9 January 2007, pdf 59KB


 

2006

Opinion 10/2006 on the processing of personal data by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT): WP 128
22 November 2006, pdf 157KB

Opinion 9/2006 on the Implementation of Directive 2004/82/EC of the Council on the obligation of carriers to communicate advance passenger data: WP 127
27 September 2006, pdf 150KB

Opinion 8/2006 on the review of the regulatory Framework for Electronic Communications and Services, with focus on the ePrivacy Directive: WP 126
26 September 2006, pdf 150KB

Working document on data protection and privacy implications in eCall initiative: WP 125
26 September 2006, pdf 196KB 

Opinion 7/2006 on the ruling by the European Court of Justice of 30 May 2006 in Joined Cases C-317/04 and C-318/04 on the transmission of Passenger Name Records to the United States and the urgent need for a new agreement: WP 124
27 September 2006, pdf 130KB

Opinion 6/2006 on the Proposal for a Council Regulation on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations: WP 123
9 August 2006, pdf 63KB

Opinion 5/2006 on the ruling by the European Court of Justice of 30 May 2006 in Joined Cases C-317/04 and C-318/04 on the transmission of Passenger Name Records to the United States: WP 122
14 June 2006, pdf 43KB

Opinion 4/2006 on the Notice of proposed rule making by the US Department of Health and Human Services on the control of communicable disease and the collection of passenger information of 20 November 2005 (Control of Communicable Disease Proposed 42 CFR Parts 70 and 71): WP 121
14 June 2006, pdf 208KB

Work Programme 2006-2007: WP 120
5 April 2006, pdf 141KB

Opinion 3/2006 on the Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services or of public communications networks and amending Directive 2002/58/EC: WP 119
25 March 2006, pdf 42KB 

Working Party 29 Opinion 2/2006 on privacy issues related to the provision of email screening services: WP 118
21 February 2006, pdf 66KB

Opinion 1/2006 on the application of EU data protection rules to internal whistleblowing schemes in the fields of accounting, internal accounting controls, auditing matters, fight against bribery, banking and financial crime: WP 117
1 February 2006, pdf 103KB


 

2005

Opinion 5/2005 on the use of location data with a view to providing value-added services: WP 115
November 2005, pdf 54KB

Working document on a common interpretation of Article 26(1) of Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995: WP 114
25 November 2005, pdf 153KB

Opinion 4/2005 on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Retention of Data Processed in Connection with the Provision of Public Electronic Communication Services and Amending Directive 2002/58/EC (COM(2005)438 final of 21.09.2005): WP 113
21 October 2005, pdf 106KB

Opinion 3/2005 on Implementing the Council Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 of 13 December 2004 on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by Member State: WP112
30 September 2005, pdf 81KB

Results of the Public Consultation on Article 29 Working Document 105 on Data Protection Issues Related to RFID Technology: WP 111
28 September 2005, pdf 114KB

Opinion 2/2005 on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Visa Information System (VIS) and the exchange of data between Member States on short stay-visas (COM (2004) 835 final): WP 110
23 June 2005, pdf 140KB

Work Programme 2005: WP 109
14th April 2005, pdf 22KB

Working Document Establishing a Model Checklist Application for Approval of Binding Corporate Rules: WP 108
14 April 2005, pdf 128KB

Working Document Setting Forth a Co-Operation Procedure for Issuing Common Opinions on Adequate Safeguards Resulting From "Binding Corporate Rules: WP 107
14 April 2005, pdf 109KB

Article 29 Working Party report on the obligation to notify the national supervisory authorities, the best use of exceptions and simplification and the role of the data protection officers in the European Union: WP 106
18 January 2005, pdf 108KB

Working document on data protection issues related to RFID technology: WP 105
19 January 2005, pdf 121KB

Working document on data protection issues related to intellectual property rights: WP 104
18 January 2005, pdf 45KB

Opinion 1/2005 on the level of protection ensured in Canada for the transmission of Passenger Name Record and Advance Passenger Information from airlines: WP 103
19 January 2005, pdf 164KB


 

2004

Model Checklist, Application for approval of Binding Corporate Rules: WP 102
25 November 2004, pdf 48KB

Declaration of the Article 29 Working Party on Enforcement: WP 101
25 November 2004, pdf 65KB

Annex: Recent examples of enforcement actions carried out by data protection authorities
January 2005, pdf KB

Opinion 10/2004 on More Harmonised Information Provisions: WP 100
25 November 2004, pdf 61KB

Appendices to Opinion 10/2004

Opinion 9/2004 on a draft Framework Decision on the storage of data processed and retained for the purpose of providing electronic public communications services or data available in public communications networks with a view to the prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of criminal acts, including terrorism. [Proposal presented by France, Ireland, Sweden and Great Britain (Document of the Council 8958/04 of 28 April 2004)]: WP 99
9 November 2004, pdf 54KB

Strategy Document: WP 98
29 September 2004, pdf 143KB

Opinion 8/2004 on the information for passengers concerning the transfer of PNR data on flights between the European Union and the United States of America: WP 97
30 September 2004, pdf 35KB

Opinion 7/2004 on the inclusion of biometric elements in residence permits and visas taking account of the establishment of the European information system on visas (VIS): WP 96
11 August 2004, pdf 59KB

Opinion 6/2004 on the implementation of the Commission decision of 14-V-2004 on the adequate protection of personal data contained in the Passenger Name Records of air passengers transferred to the United States' Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, and of the Agreement between the European Community and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of PNR data by air carriers to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection: WP 95
22 June 2004, pdf 23KB

Joint Statement in response to the terrorist attacks in Madrid: WP 93
17 March 2004, pdf 17KB

Work programme 2004: WP 92
17 March 2004, pdf 19KB

Working Document on Genetic Data: WP 91
17 March 2004, pdf 67KB

Opinion 5/2004 on unsolicited communications for marketing purposes under Article 13 of Directive 2002/58/EC: WP 90
27 February 2004, pdf 44KB

Opinion 4/2004 on the Processing of Personal Data by means of Video Surveillance: WP 89
11 February 2004, pdf 116KB

Opinion 3/2004 on the level of protection ensured in Canada for the transmission of Passenger Name Records and Advanced Passenger Information from airlines: WP 88
11th February 2004, pdf 64KB

Opinion 2/2004 on the Adequate Protection of Personal Data Contained in the PNR of Air Passengers to Be Transferred to the United States' Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (US CBP): WP 87
29 January 2004, pdf 54KB

Working Document on Trusted Computing Platforms and in particular on the work done by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG group): WP 86
23 January 2004, pdf 48KB

Opinion 1/2004 on the level of protection ensured in Australia for the transmission of Passenger Name Record data from airline: WP 85
16 January 2004, pdf 68KB


 

2003

Opinion 8/2003 on the draft standard contractual clauses submitted by a group of business associations: WP 84
17 December 2003, pdf 37KB

Opinion 7/2003 on the re-use of public sector information and the protection of personal data: WP 83
12 December 2003, pdf 67KB

Opinion 6/2003 on the level of protection of personal data in the Isle of Man: WP 82
21 November 2003, pdf 110KB

Working document on biometrics: WP 80
1 August 2003, pdf 49KB

Opinion 5/2003 on the level of protection of personal data in Guernsey
13 June 2003, pdf 84KB

Press release: OPINION OF THE EUROPEAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITIES ON THE TRANSFER OF PASSENGERS’ DATA TO THE UNITED STATES
17 June 2003, pdf 20KB

Opinion 4/2003 on the Level of Protection ensured in the US for the Transfer of Passengers' Data: WP78
13 June 2003, pdf 49KB

Annex: UNDERTAKINGS OF THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION AND THE UNITED STATES TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
22 May 2003, pdf 235KB

Opinion 3/2003 on the European code of conduct of FEDMA for the use of personal data in direct marketing: WP 77
13 June 2003, pdf 31KB

Press release: The Article 29 Working Party approves the first Community code of conduct: the European Code of conduct of FEDMA for the use of personal data in direct marketing
13 June 2003, pdf 18KB

Annex: EUROPEAN CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE USE OF PERSONAL DATA IN DIRECT MARKETING
pdf 99KB

Opinion 2/2003 on the application of the data protection principles to the Whois directories: WP76
13 June 2003, pdf 171KB

Working Document on Transfers of personal data to third countries: Applying Article 26 (2) of the EU Data Protection Directive to Binding Corporate Rules for International Data Transfers: WP 74
3 June 2003, pdf 179KB

Working Document on E-Government: WP 73
8 May 2003, pdf 215KB

Work programme 2003 of the Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party: WP 71
25 February 2003, pdf 13KB

Opinion 1/2003 on the storage of traffic data for billing purposes: WP 69
29 January 2003, pdf 31KB

Press release: The Article 29 Working Party gives guidance regarding on-line authentication systems
30 January 2003, pdf 12kB

Working Document on on-line authentication services: WP 68
29 January 2003, pdf 57KB


 

2002

Working Document on the Processing of Personal Data by means of Video Surveillance: WP 67
25 November 2002, pdf 87KB

Opinion 6/2002 on transmission of Passenger Manifest Information and other data from Airlines to the United States: WP 66
24 October 2002, pdf 38KB

Working document on Black Lists: WP65
3 October 2002, pdf 44KB

Opinion 5/2002 on the Statement of the European Data Protection Commissioners at the International Conference in Cardiff (9-11 September 2002) on mandatory systematic retention of telecommunication traffic data: WP 64
11 October 2002, pdf 17KB

Opinion 4/2002 on the level of protection of personal data in Argentina
3 October 2002, pdf 59KB

Working document on functioning of the Safe Harbor Agreement: WP 62
2 July 2002, pdf 18KB

Opinion 3/2002 on the data protection provisions of a Commission proposal for a Directive on the harmonisation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning credit for consumers: WP 61
2 July 2002, pdf 14KB

Working document - First orientations of the Article 29 Working Party concerning on-line authentication services: WP 60
2 July 2002, pdf 13KB

Opinion 2/2002 on the use of unique identifiers in telecommunication terminal equipments: the example of IPV6: WP58
30 May 2002. pdf 30KB

Opinion 1/2002 on the CEN/ISSS Report on Privacy Standardisation in Europe: WP 57
30 May 2002, pdf 14KB

Working document on determining the international application of EU data protection law to personal data processing on the Internet by non-EU based web sites: WP 56
30 May 2002, pdf 61KB

Working document on the surveillance of electronic communications in the workplace: WP 55
29 May 2002, pdf 95KB

Fifth Annual Report on the situation regarding the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and privacy in the European Union and in Third Countries covering the year 2000": WP 54
6 March 2002

Part 1 (pdf 1.85MB)

Part 2 (pdf 215KB)


 

2001

Opinion 10/2001 on the need for a balanced approach in the fight against terrorism: WP 53
14 December 2001, pdf 16KB 

Decision 1/2001 on the participation of representatives of Data Protection Supervisory Authorities from the candidate countries in Article 29 Data Protection Working Party meetings: WP 52
13 December 2001, pdf 16KB 

Opinion 9/2001 on the Commission Communication on "Creating a safer information society by improving the security of information infrastructures and combating computer-related crime": WP 51
5 November 2001, pdf 25KB

Working Document on IATA Recommended Practice 1774 Protection for privacy and transborder data flows of personal data used in international air transport of passengers and of cargo: WP 49
14 September 2001, pdf 102KB 

Opinion 8/2001 on the processing of personal data in the employment context: WP 48
13 September 2001, pdf 97KB

Executive Summary 

Opinion 7/2001 on the Draft Commission Decision (version 31 August 2001) on Standard Contractual Clauses for the transfer of Personal Data to data processors established in third countries under Article 26(4) of Directive 95/46: WP 47
13 September 2001, pdf 19KB 

Fourth Annual Report on the situation regarding the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and privacy in the Community and in Third Countries covering the year 1999: WP 46
17 May 2001, pdf 178KB 

Opinion 5/2001 on the European Ombusdman Special Report to the European Parliament following the draft recommendation to the European Commission in complaint 713/98/IJH: WP 44
17 May 2001, pdf 43KB

Recommendation 2/2001 on certain minimum requirements for collecting personal data on-line in the European Union: WP 43
17 May 2001, pdf 33KB

Recommendation 1/2001 on Employee Evaluation Data: WP 42
22 March 2001, pdf 16KB

Opinion 4/2001 on the Council of Europe's Draft Convention on Cyber-crime: WP 41
22 March 2001, pdf 31KB

Opinion 3/2001 on the level of protection of the Australian Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000: WP40
26 January 2001, pdf 53KB

Opinion 2/2001 on the adequacy of the Canadian Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act: WP 39
26 January 2001, pdf 41KB

Opinion 1/2001 on the Draft Commission Decision on Standard Contractual Clauses for the transfer of Personal Data to third countries under Article 26(4) of Directive 95/46: WP 38 
26th January 2001, pdf 29KB


 

2000

Working document "Privacy on the Internet" — An integrated EU Approach to On-line Data Protection: WP 37
21st November 2000, pdf 522KB

Opinion 7/2000 On the European Commission Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector of 12 July 2000: WP 36
2nd November 2000, pdf 37KB

Third Annual Report: WP 35
22 December 1999, pdf 298KB

Opinion 6/2000 on the Human Genome and Privacy: WP 34
13 July 2000, pdf 12KB

Opinion 5/2000 on The Use of Public Directories for Reverse or Multi-criteria Searching Services (Reverse Directories): WP 33
13 July 2000, pdf 32KB

Opinion 4/2000 on the level of protection provided by the "Safe Harbor Principles: WP 32
16 May 2000, pdf 44KB

Opinion 3/2000 on the EU/US dialogue concerning the "Safe harbor" arrangement: WP31
16 March 2000, pdf 12KB

Recommendation 1/2000 on the Implementation of Directive 95/46/EC: WP 30
3 February 2000, pdf 15KB

Opinion 2/2000 concerning the general review of the telecommunications legal framework: WP 29
3 February 2000, pdf 17KB

Opinion 1/2000 on certain data protection aspects of electronic commerce: WP 28
3 February 2000, pdf 23KB


 

1999

Opinion 7/99 on the Level of Data Protection provided by the "Safe Harbor" Principles as published together with the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other related documents on 15 and 16 November 1999 by the US Department of Commerce: WP 27
3 December 1999, pdf 46KB

Recommendation 4/99 on the inclusion of the fundamental right to data protection in the European catalogue of fundamental rights: WP 26
7 September 1999, pdf 10KB

Recommendation 3/99 on the preservation of traffic data by Internet Service Providers for law enforcement purposes: WP 25
  7 September 1999, pdf 267KB

Opinion 6/99 concerning the level of personal data protection in Hungary: WP 24
7 September 1999, pdf 106KB

Working document on the current state of play of the ongoing discussions between the european Commission and the United States Government concerning the "International Safe Harbor Principles": WP 23
7 July 1999, pdf 697KB

Opinion 5/99 on the level of protection of personal data in Switzerland: WP22
7 June 1999, pdf 166KB

Opinion 4/99 on the Frequently Asked Questions to be issued by the US Department of Commerce in relation to the proposed "Safe Harbor Principles" on the Adequacy of the "International Safe Harbor Principles": WP21
7 June 1999, pdf 35KB

Opinion 3/99 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data: WP20
3 May 1999, pdf 427KB

Opinion 2/99 on the Adequacy of the "International Safe Harbor Principles" issued by the US Department of Commerce on 19th April 1999: WP19
3 May 1999, pdf 427KB

Recommendation 2/99 on the respect of privacy in the context of interception of telecommunications: WP18
3 May 1999, pdf 43KB 

Recommendation 1/99: WP17
23 February 1999, pdf 15KB

Working Document: Processing of Personal Data on the Internet: WP16
23 February 1999, pdf 17KB

Opinion 1/99 concerning the level of data protection in the United States and the ongoing discussions between the European Commission and the United States Government: WP15
26 January 1999, pdf 12KB


 

1998

Second Annual Report: WP 14
30 November 1998, pdf 134KB

Future work on codes of conduct: Working Document on the procedure for the consideration by the Working Party of Community codes of conduct: WP13
10 September 1998, pdf 85KB

Working Document: Transfers of personal data to third countries: Applying Articles 25 and 26 of the EU data protection directiveL: WP 12
24 July 1998, 93KB

Opinion 1/98: Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) and the Open Profiling Standard (OPS): WP11
16 June 1998, pdf 16KB

Recommendation 1/98 on Airline Computerised Reservation Systems (CRS): WP 10
28 April 1998, pdf 16KB

Working Document: Preliminary views on the use of contractual provisions in the context of transfers of personal data to third countries: WP 9
22 April 1998, pdf 41KB 

Working Document: Judging industry self regulation: when does it make a meaningful contribution to the level of data protection in a third country?: WP 7 
14 January 1998, pdf 30KB


 

1997

Working Document: Notification: WP 8
3 December 201, pdf 26KB

Recommendation 3/97: Anonymity on the Internet: WP 6
3 December 1997, pdf 42KB

Recommendation 2/97: Report and Guidance by the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications ("Budapest - Berlin Memorandum on Data Protection and Privacy on the Internet"): WP 5
3 December 1997, pdf 9KB

Discussion Document: First Orientations on Transfers of Personal Data to Third Countries - Possible Ways Forward in Assessing Adequacy: WP 4
26 June 1998, pdf 33KB

First Annual Report: WP 3
27 June 1997, 92KB

Opinion 1/97 on Canadian initiatives relating to standardisation in the field of protection of privacy: WP 2
27 May 1997, pdf 11KB

Recommendation 1/97: WP 1
25 February 1998, pdf 26KB