News / Events

First Report on Evaluation of GDPR by the European Commission

On June 24, 2020, the European Commission (“the Commission”) submitted its first report on the evaluation and review of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) to the European Parliament and Council. The report is required under Article 97 of the GDPR and will be produced at four year intervals going forward.

EU toolbox for mobile applications for contact tracing and warning

The EU Member States have created a common EU toolbox, developed collaboratively by the e-Health Network with the support of the European Commission on mobile applications to support contact tracing in the EU’s fight against COVID-19. The common approach aims to exploit the latest privacy-enhancing technological solutions that enable at-risk individuals to be contacted and, if necessarily, to be tested as quickly as possible, regardless of their location.

We have successfully completed our Training Needs Analysis

The DataPro project embarked on ambitious and extensive research with a view to identify, map and analyse the landscape regarding curricula provision at European and international level, the challenges, needs, skill gaps and training needs in the Data Protection field. We have conducted a survey, focus groups and in-depth interviews in three European countries and we have amassed valuable insights from almost 400 participants.

1st Steering Committee meeting

The 1st Steering Committee Meeting of the DataPRO project meeting was conducted on May 20th and 21st, 2019 in the premises of the European University Cyprus.

Meeting with the Cypriot Commissioner for personal data protection

We were delighted to meet with the Cypriot Commissioner for personal data protection, Mrs. Irene Loizidou Nikolaidou on 22 of May 2019 to introduce her to our project and discuss data protection under the new landscape as shaped by GDPR.

Survey on common skills and competences for Data Protection Officers

The main purpose of this survey is to identify common skills and competences for Data Protection Officers. The findings of this survey will act as an adequate basis for the design of innovative, learning-outcome-oriented DPO VET Curriculum & Training course.