The European Data Protection Board ("EDPB") published its 2019 annual report on Monday 18 May 2020.
The report provides an overview of the EDPB's activities during 2019, as well as the activities of supervisory authorities in EU member states.
The report also includes the EDPB's main objectives for this year, which include new guidance on controllers and processors, data subject rights as well as legitimate interests as a legal basis for processing personal data.
The EDPB will also continue to focus on advanced technologies such as connected vehicles, blockchain, AI and digital assistants.
In addition, the EDPB will continue its work regarding the data protection considerations in the context of the response to COVID-19.
You can access the full report here.
In 2020, the EDPB will aim to provide guidance on data controllers and processors, data subject rights and the concept of legitimate interest. It will also intensify its work in the context of advanced technologies, such as connected vehicles, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and digital assistants. In addition to the work outlined in the work plan, in 2020, the EDPB is to provide guidance on the implications for data protection in the context of the fight against COVID-19, both on its own initiative and upon consultation by the European Commission.