Treaty of Lisbon
Signed in 2007, and effective in 2009, its main aim was to strengthen and improve the core structures of the European Union to enable it to function more efficiently. The Lisbon Treaty amends the EU’s two core treaties, the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty Establishing the European Community. The treaty ensures that all institutions of the European Union must protect individuals when processing personal data. It also established a European Data Protection Supervisor whose role is to regulate compliance with data protection law within the institutions of the European Union, but its references to ”authorities”’ implies that the national data protection authorities may also have jurisdiction in such matters.
Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: E14-19
Associated term(s): Lisbon, EDPS