Personal Data Processing Policy

The European Commission is committed to user privacy.

The policy on protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the European Union institutions is based on the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 on the protection of personal data by the EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies.

This policy covers all the European Commission's websites within the ec.europa.eu domain. Although you can browse through most of these websites without giving any personal information, in some cases information is required in order to provide the e-services you request.

Websites that require such information treat it in full compliance with the regulation above and provide information about the use of your data in their specific privacy policy statements.

In this respect

  • for each e-service, a controller ensures conformity with the privacy policy
  • for the European Commission, the Data Protection Officer ensures that the regulation is applied and advises controllers on fulfilling their obligations

  • for all the institutions, the European Data Protection Supervisor acts as an independent supervisory authority