Textbook Key

F: Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection

US: U.S. Private-sector Privacy

C: Canadian Privacy

E: European Privacy

G: U.S. Government Privacy

IT: Privacy in Information Technology

M: Privacy Program Management

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European Data Protection Supervisor

The EDPS is the data protection regulator for the EU as an entity. Established by EU regulation, the EDPS ensures that the institutions of the EU; i.e., the commission, council, Parliament, etc., respect the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals, particularly their rights to privacy. Specifically, the job of the EDPS is to ”monitor the application of the provisions of this Regulation to all processing operations carried out by a Community institution or body.”

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: E200-204

Acronym(s): EDPS

Associated law(s): Regulation (EC) No 45/2001