European Parliament Essay

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Opinion on a notification for Prior Checking received from the Data Protection Officer of the European Parliament regarding "Prevention of harassment" Brussels, 19 May 2009 (Case 2008-477) 1. Proceedings On 31 July 2008, the European Data Protection Supervisor received by regular mail from the Data Protection Officer (DPO) of the European Parliament a notification for prior checking the already existing data processing operations related to the "prevention of harassment". The notification included a note to the EDPS from the DPO (dated 30 July 2008); the Annual Report 2007 of the Advisory Committee on harassment and its prevention at the workplace (11 March 2008); decision of 23 January 2008 concerning the composition of the advisory committee for 2008; the Internal Rules for the Advisory Committee on harassment and its prevention at the workplace (21 February 2006) and the text of notification of personal data processing to the DPO (No152 of 30 July 2008). On 26 September 2008, the EDPS requested further information from the controller. He received the responses on 11 November 2008. On 8 December 2008, the EDPS sent the draft opinion for comments to the controller. He received the comments on 12 May 2009. 2. The facts An Advisory Committee on Harassment and its Prevention at the Workplace ("ACPH" or "Committee") functions in the European Parliament with the multiple purpose of promoting a peaceful and productive working environment, preventing and/or stopping harassment of staff (officials and other servants) of the European Parliament (EP), playing a role of conciliation and mediation, training and information and playing an active role within the EP's existing health promotion network. The ACPH combats psychological and sexual harassment on the basis of complaints. The ACPH carries out its functions on the basis of Article 12a of the Staff Regulations and on

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