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Data Protection

OLAF may process your personal data (also known as personal information) for a number of reasons, for example while:

  • conducting administrative investigations;
  • performing coordination activities;
  • processing requests for information;
  • handling staff matters;
  • organising events.

OLAF’s daily work also involves the processing of large amounts of sensitive personal data.

As a service of the European Commission, OLAF is subject to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018  and is thus under the supervisory powers of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).

OLAF conducts administrative investigations in full independence, both internally – concerning the EU institutions and bodies – and externally – concerning economic operators located in EU and non-EU countries. In order to help protect its independence when conducting investigations, the OLAF Regulation (EU) 883/2013 provides that OLAF shall appoint its own independent Data Protection Officer (DPO).

OLAF maintains an independent register of data protection records of those of its activities that involve processing (collection, storage, use etc.) of personal data. The register is publicly accessible and the records explain the purpose and conditions of the processing operations. Consult the register of OLAF data protection records.

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