Fundamental Rights and Data Protection in EU Law

The project is being implemented by EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL) in partnership with KSSIP – Krajowa Szkola Sadownictwa I Prokuratury in Poland, NCA – Nacionaline Teismu Administracija in Lithuania, CGAE – Consejo General De La Abogacia Espanola in Spain and NRA – Naczelna Rada Adwokacka in Poland.

The European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, based on the principles of mutual trust and mutual recognition, is established on the full respect of fundamental rights and rule of law, which are the founding values of the European Union. It is the duty and responsibility of the Member States of the European Union to ensure compliance with fundamental rights when acting under the scope of the EU law, and even more so when they administer civil and criminal proceedings involving the application of the EU’s judicial cooperation instruments. Firm commitment to a rights-based approach also ensures that rule of law issues that may arise in cross-border cooperation, mostly stemming from concerns related to detention conditions and the independence of the judiciary in certain EU Member States, are tackled properly while preserving fundamental values of the EU.

The EU Charter enshrines data protection as a fundamental right under Article 8, in addition and distinctively to the respect for private and family life under Article 7. The General Data Protection Regulation is an essential and coherent instrument in the Union that strengthens the individuals’ fundamental rights in the digital age. The deployment and use of new technologies provoke the concepts of data privacy and data protection due to their complexity, lack of transparency, and the data migration across borders outside of the Union. Data protection is a prior condition to the exercising of the other fundamental rights enshrined within the EU Charter and the General Data Protection Regulation’s harmonised rules and enforcement mechanism are of paramount importance to protect fundamental rights.

Training activities details

The project includes:

Additionally, the introductory modules as well as the advanced training materials will be available in the languages of the partners: English, French, Spanish, Polish, Lithuanian.

This project is co-funded
by the European Union


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