The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published an opinion on the proposed amendments to the Europol Regulation which aim, in part, to broaden the scope of Europol’s mandate in response to changes in the security landscape and increasingly complex threats. In their press release they write:
In particular, the proposed exemptions related to the processing of large and complex datasets require further safeguards, so that the exemptions do not become the rule in practice. Effective protection of personal data requires the situations and conditions in which Europol may rely on the proposed exemptions to be clearly defined in the Europol Regulation.
In the past EDPS has inspected Europol, read these posts on this blog:
- Europol breaches fundamental rights and freedoms | EDPS, 28 October 2020
- Inspecting Europol’s processing of AML and CFT-data | EDPS, 10 October 2019