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European Data Protection Board March 2019 Plenary


During the period 12-13 March 2019 the Plenary of European Data Protection Board, body with legal personality, established based on Article 68 of the General Data Protection Board, took place

At this meeting, the European Data Protection Board adopted Opinion no. 5/2019 on the interplay between the ePrivacy Directive (Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, with further amendments) and the General Data Protection Regulation, in particular regarding the competence, tasks and powers of data protection authorities.

In this context, Statement 3/2019 on an ePrivacy regulation which highlighted the need to ensure a high level of protection of personal data and intensified efforts to adopt the envisaged Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC was also adopted and published.

In view of this year’s European Parliamentary elections, Statement 2/2019 on the use of personal data in the course of political campaigns was adopted. This document emphasizes that compliance with personal data processing rules, including in electoral contexts and political campaigns, is essential to defending democracy. It also welcomes the measures proposed by the European Commission in its Recommendation of 12th of September 2018 on election cooperation networks online transparency protection against cybersecurity incidents and fighting disinformation campaigns in the context of elections to the European Parliament.

Additional information is available at: https://edpb.europa.eu/news/news/2019/eighth-plenary-session-adopted-documents_en.


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