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EDPS issues policy paper on his role in EU research and technological development
Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted a policy paper which sets out his role and possible contributions to EU research and technological development (RTD). The policy paper develops possible models of contribution, both in the preparatory stages of an EU Framework Programme and with regard to individual RTD projects.
The overall objective of these contributions is for the EDPS to promote and reinforce the application of the principle of "privacy by design".
Peter Hustinx, EDPS, says: "Privacy and data protection requirements need to be highlighted and applied as soon as possible in the life cycle of new technological developments in order to contribute to a better implementation of the data protection legal framework. The European RTD efforts constitute a very good opportunity to accomplish these goals."
The EDPS' contributions to a research Framework Programme and to calls for proposals may aim at the following:
The EDPS may also give an opinion in relation to individual RTD projects, either at the request of a consortium of a project, or on his own initiative.
The EDPS will take the opportunity of the PRISE
final conference on the next steps towards privacy enhancing security
technologies (Vienna, 28-29 April) to present the main elements of the policy
The policy paper is available on our website.
For more information, please contact the EDPS Press Service
at: +32 2 283 19 00
 PRISE is a supporting activity under the Preparatory Actions for Security Research (PASR) programme.