The EDPS has published its priorities for 2016 in line with its strategy for 2015-19. The priorities are those subjects of particular interest to the EDPS and give an indication of the proposals that the EDPS intends to comment on. Its main priorities for 2016 are supporting the EU institutions in finalising the General Data Protection Regulation, ensuring trans-border data flows with adequate data protection following the removal of the Safe Harbor system and enhancing security and protecting EU borders. Additionally, the EDPS has set out a number of initiatives for the year ahead, including the digital single market strategy and embedding data protection in the international trade agreements currently under negotiation.

Statement of priorities (PDF)