You are here

Data Protection

The European Union Institute for Security Studies processes personal data in compliance with Regulation 2018/1725 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. An independent supervisory body, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), is monitoring the application of the Regulation within the EU institutions and bodies.

Each institution or body of the EU is required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The task of the DPO is to ensure, in an independent manner, that the institution complies with the data protection law and protects individuals’ rights and freedoms by protecting their personal data. The DPO is to be notified of all processing operations involving personal data.

For any questions related to your rights, the Data Protection Officer of the EUISS can be contacted here.

Implementing rules concerning the tasks, duties and powers of the Data Protection Officer.

Records of processing activities

The EUISS, as all the other EU institutions, must maintain a register  of records of activities under its responsibility involving processing (collection, storage, use etc.) of personal data.
The register has to be publicly accessible and must contain certain pieces of information explaining the purpose and conditions of the processing operations.

The list of records of EUISS activities processing personal data can be consulted here.

The privacy statements (Data Protection Notices) can be consulted here.


The EUISS website uses cookies (small data files transferred onto computers or devices by websites) for record-keeping purposes and to enhance functionality on the site. You may deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings of your web browser. Cookies that are already stored may be deleted at any time.

Opting out: by default, the browsing experience of website visitors is tracked in order to produce anonymised statistics. You may choose not to be tracked (opt-out). If you change your mind, you can choose to be tracked again (opt-in). If you choose to opt-out, you will receive an opt-out cookie so that your decision is remembered. If you regularly delete your cookies, you will need to opt-out each time you delete them.

If you wish to opt-out (or opt back in again) please click here.

Do Not Track: Do Not Track (DNT) is a web browser setting that requests that a web application disable its tracking of an individual user. When you choose to turn on the DNT setting in your browser, your browser sends a special signal to websites, analytics companies, ad networks, plug in providers, and other web services you encounter while browsing to stop tracking your activity. The EUISS website fully respects the DNT settings of your browser.