EDPS adopts its 2020 annual report

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Wojciech Wiewiórowski has presented his Annual Report 2020. The Report presents how the EDPS continued to fulfil its role as the data protection authority for EU institutions, agencies and bodies (EUIs) in the context of the pandemic. Acknowledging the particular challenge and responsibility posed by the pandemic to data protection authorities, the EDPS established an internal COVID-19 taskforce, composed of members of all the EDPS’ units and sectors, to coordinate and proactively undertake actions related to the interplay between privacy and the pandemic. Despite the pandemic, the EDPS issued a record number of legislative Opinions and Comments as a trusted advisor to the European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament.