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European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

Data protection

Legal Framework

The protection of personal data is a fundamental right in the European Union (see Article 8 and 16 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the Charter of Fundamental Rights). It is further complemented by the Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 (hereafter the Regulation) which sets the data protection requirements with regard to the processing of personal data by the EU institutions, bodies & agencies.

In accordance with this the Regulation, the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) collects personal data only to the extent necessary to fulfil the precise purpose related to its tasks.

CINEA may restrict in certain cases Data Subjects’ rights in line with Article 25 of the Regulation on the basis of its Decision SC (2020) 26 of 14 October 2020, which is published in the Official Journal of the EU of 9 February 2021 under the reference L 045 (p. 80).

More information on legal obligations as regards data protection is also available on the website of  the European Data Protection Supervisor

Central Register of Records

Article 31.5 of the Regulation provides for the setting up of a Central Register of CINEA’s records of processing activities, which is publicly accessible.

The Register is based on the records submitted by data controllers and is therefore available only in English. Processing activities that have been prior-checked by the European Data Protection Supervisor under Article 27 of the former data protection Regulation (EC) 45/2001 are available on the webpage about prior-checking opinions of the EDPS.

The purpose of the Central Register is to inform the public about the existence of personal data processing activities in CINEA. All individuals concerned may exercise their rights recognised by the Regulation 2018/1725, as described by the information contained in the related Data Protection Notices, also known as Privacy Statements.

To be able to comply with the provisions of the Regulation on public records, CINEA register goes through a migration process. Most of the records are available but a few are still under preparation: if you look for a record on specific processing activity not yet published, you may contact the CINEA Data Protection Officer. Please note also that CINEA is the legal successor of INEA and references to INEA in the records are to be construed as references to CINEA. As soon as the migration process will be completed, you will be able to access all the records via the Central Register.

Data Protection Notice

For information on how your personal data is processed in CINEA for communication purposes, including the use of cookies and social media: see Communication Data Protection Notice.

Whenever the Data Protection Officer  processes personal data (i.e. for an investigation, monitoring, auditing,...) it is subject to a specific data protection notice.