Protection of personal data at the European Parliament
In order to carry out its duties towards European citizens, the European Parliament sometimes needs personal information (‘personal data’).
The European Parliament treats any personal data that it gathers in a way that fully complies with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data (‘the Regulation’).
Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 21 November 2018 and entered into force on 11 December 2018.
The Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 17 June 2019 adopting the implementing rules relating to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union Institutions, Bodies, Offices and Agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC
The vast majority of the pages that make up this website can be consulted without any personal data being requested.
Only a few pages ask users to enter personal data, which is required only in connection with certain quite specific requests or services.
For example, the page Citizens' Enquiries Unit (Ask EP) includes a contact tab, which activates an on-line form. On that form, you are asked, at the minimum, to indicate (compulsory fields) your surname, forename, country of residence and email address, as well as, possibly, your gender, address, age, profession and nationality. Once sent, the form is forwarded by email to the appropriate department so that it can meet your needs in the best possible way.
The data gathered is processed solely for the intended, clearly stated purposes. You have a right of access to personal data concerning you, and a right to correct the data if any of it proves to be incorrect or incomplete. For any question concerning the processing of your personal data, you should send a request to the data controller identified in the privacy statement. You also have the right to appeal to the European Data Protection Supervisor at any time.
In certain cases, the European Parliament has the possibility to restrict the exercise of certain of your rights as a data subject over personal data relating you. Please read this Notice on Restrictions for details.
This website sometimes contains links to external websites. Since Parliament has no control over such sites, we suggest that you review their privacy policies.
The European Parliament Data Protection Officer
The European Parliament Data Protection Officer is responsible for monitoring the application of the Regulation.
Any unit of the European Parliament that uses information which identifies individuals is covered by this Regulation, and is required to notify the European Parliament Data Protection Officer of any operation in which personal data is processed (gathering, consultation, forwarding, organisation, etc.).
These operations are entered in a special record, containing a detailed description of any processing of personal data by the European Parliament.
Records of processing activities
The records of processing activities make it possible for anybody who so wishes to find out about the processing of personal data by the European Parliament.
Their purpose is to keep the public informed, and they can be freely accessed over the Internet.
Any person concerned may exercise the rights conferred by the Regulation on the basis of the information contained in these records.
The results obtained for each notified processing operation are available only in the language in which the notification was entered in the records (either English or French).
The European Data Protection Supervisor
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) is an independent supervisory authority.
It is his task to ensure that the European institutions and bodies respect the right to privacy and data protection when they formulate new policies or when they process personal data within their own organisation.