PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA AT THE COUNCIL
In the exercise of its activities, the Council respects the relevant rules on the protection of personal data.
It is Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 which determines the principles and obligations to be respected by the European institutions when they are processing personal data.
These provisions concern all departments within the General Secretariat of the Council which use information identifying individuals. In practice, most of the personal data processed by the Council concern its staff, while a minority of processing operations are related to the missions of the institution. Thus, only a small amount of personal data is collected from Member State or third country delegates, and from journalists. The Council also handles the data of European citizens if they address a specific request to the institution.
Under the terms of the Regulation, each institution appoints a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The role of the DPO is to ensure the correct application of the Regulation within his institution. He is also responsible for keeping a Register of the processing operations carried out by his institution.
This website is maintained by the Data Protection Officer of the Council. It makes the Register available to the public and provides information on data protection. It also enables data subjects to exercise their rights.