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To protect your privacy and your personal data is essential for the European External Action Service (EEAS). Data Protection is a tool to ensure the protection of information that identifies you. It is one of the fundamental rights in the EU laid down also in the Charter of Fundamental Rights (Articles 7 and 8). This right is guaranteed to any individual including third parties, whose data the EEAS and the Union Delegations may process for an explicit purpose. All personal data are handled in accordance with pertinent EU legislative acts with regard to the processing of personal data.
When collecting, processing and storing personal data, the EEAS and the Union Delegations have the obligation to keep records and document processes in order to demonstrate data protection compliance. It is also our responsibility to inform individuals, whose data we process, if personal data is kept and communicate the rights in relation to this process. In order to comply with this legal obligation we use Privacy Statements. These are data protection notices which provide information how we collect, handle and retain personal data.
Each statement contains information on the following:
In relation to the different purposes and types of data that we collect, process and keep, the EEAS Privacy Statements will provide the necessary information, for instance on Meeting and Events, Contact lists and of course how data is processed by the EEAS website.
The protection of your privacy, including your personal data, is of great importance to the European External Action Service (EEAS), thereby reflecting the provisions of the Charter on Fundamental Rights of the European Union, and in particular Art. 8 thereof.
The privacy statements below describes the measures taken to protect your personal data with regard to the action involving the present data processing operation and what rights you have as a data subject. Your personal data are processed in accordance with Regulation (EC) 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data, as implemented in the EEAS by the Decision of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of 8 December 2011.
All data of a personal nature - namely data which can identify you directly or indirectly - which you provide to the EEAS will be handled with the necessary care.
The following generic Privacy Statements are available:
The following specific Privacy Statements are available:
For further specific processing operations, see the Privacy Statement provided by the department or delegation concerned.