European Data Protection Supervisor is an authority established on the basis of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data, hereinafter referred to as the Regulation, responsible for monitoring and ensuring the application of the provisions of this Regulation and any other Community act relating to the protection of the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by a Community institution or body, and for advising Community institutions and bodies and data subjects on all matters concerning the processing of personal data.
The European Parliament and the Council appoint by common accord the European Data Protection Supervisor for a term of five years, on the basis of a list drawn up by the Commission following a public call for candidates. The same procedure and term of office refer to the Assistant Supervisor. The European Data Protection Supervisor is chosen from amongst persons whose independence is beyond doubt and who are acknowledged as having the experience and skills required to perform the duties of European Data Protection Supervisor. The European Data Protection Supervisor can be reappointed.
The European Data Protection Supervisor acts in complete independence in the performance of his or her duties. Moreover, he/she shall refrain from any action incompatible with his or her duties and shall not, during his or her term of office, engage in any other occupation, whether gainful or not.
The European Data Protection Supervisor’s address:
The European Data Protection Supervisor
Rue Wiertz 60