On 24 May, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published its 2015 annual report detailing its activities in 2015 and setting out its key priorities for 2016. In 2015, the EDPS was dedicated to safeguarding new data protection frameworks, specifically making recommendations for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They also launched numerous other new initiatives, including amongst other things, programs related to big data and data ethics. During the course of 2016, the EDPS reported that its primary focus will be concentrated on the implementation of the GDPR and the continued provision of advice to EU institutions on the streamlined application of EU data privacy rules.

2015 Annual Report