Политика за поверителност

This privacy statement provides information about
the processing and the protection of your personal data.
Processing operation: Social Media Activities in DG Interpretation
Data Controller: DG Interpretation, Unit SCIC.01 “Strategy, Policy and Communication”
Record reference: DPR-EC-08666
Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Why and how do we process your personal data?
  3. On what legal ground(s) do we process your personal data?
  4. Which personal data do we collect and further process?
  5. How long do we keep your personal data?
  6. How do we protect and safeguard your personal data?
  7. Who has access to your personal data and to whom is it disclosed?
  8. What are your rights and how can you exercise them?
  9. Contact information
  10. Where to find more detailed information?
  11. Introduction
    The European Commission (hereafter ‘the Commission’) is committed to protect your personal
    data and to respect your privacy. The Commission collects and further processes personal data
    pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of
    23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal
    data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such
    data (repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001).
    This privacy statement explains the reason for the processing of your personal data, the way we
    collect, handle and ensure protection of all personal data provided, how that information is
    used and what rights you have in relation to your personal data. It also specifies the contact
    details of the responsible Data Controller with whom you may exercise your rights, the Data
    Protection Officer and the European Data Protection Supervisor.
    The information in relation to processing operation “Social Media activities in DG
    Interpretation“ undertaken by Unit SCIC.01 (Strategy, Policy and Communication) in DG
    Interpretation is presented below.
  12. Why and how do we process your personal data?
    Purpose of the processing operation: Unit SCIC.01 collects and uses your personal information
    to facilitate online communication activities lead by DG Interpretation through widely used
    corporate social media platforms, and to analyse how social media users react to the
    information published.
    The processing of personal data by DG Interpretation follows users’ voluntary registration,
    which is subject to the terms and conditions of the social media platform used. SCIC.01
    processes and analyses aggregated data and statistics as well as publicly available data from
    posts by authors that have agreed to the terms and conditions of the various social media
    platforms (e.g. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube). Data subjects should also consult
    the privacy policies of the social media platforms for more information.
    Each of DG Interpretation’s social media channels are identified through the handle
    The DG’s social media activity reinforces its external communication goals of systematically
    supporting capacity development, the promotion of multilingualism and the interpreting
    profession as well as highlighting the DG’s position as a point of reference for conference
    interpretation on a global level.Your personal data will not be used for an automated decisionmaking including profiling.
  13. On what legal ground(s) do we process your personal data
    We process your personal data, because:
    (a) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest
    or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Union institution or body;
    The personal data processing linked to the qualitative media monitoring analysis, including
    social media, as well as operating and maintenance of the Commission’s social media presence
    are necessary for the performance of the Commission’s tasks carried out in the public interest,,
    as mandated by the treaties, and more specifically Article 5 of TEU, Article 13 TEU and Articles
    244-250 TFEU, and in accordance with Article 1 and Article 11 of TEU.
    Informing the broad public and qualitative media monitoring, including monitoring and analysis
    of social media activities is a public service task resulting from the European Commission’s own
    prerogatives at institutional level, as provided for in Article 58 (2) (d) of Regulation (EU,
    Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the
    financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No
    1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU) No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013,
    (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and
    repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 (OJ L 193, 30.7.2018, p. 1).
  14. Which personal data do we collect and further process?
    In order to carry out this processing operation SCIC. 01, DG Interpretation, collects the following
    categories of personal data:
    1) For people appearing on the audio-visual content posted on the corporate social media
  • Personal data available via audio-visual content that might be published on the social
    media platforms: information in or about the content provided by a user (e.g.,
    metadata), such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created, voice
    recordings, video recordings, or the image of a data subject
    2) For people accessing DG Interpretation’s corporate social media channels: depending on the
    circumstances and on the social media platform in question, SCIC.01 may collect and further
    process the following categories of data:
  • Personal data derived from user profiles: identification data such as geographical area,
    age, time of activity, age, gender, and other personal characteristics such as language;
    SCIC.01 processes aggregated and anonymized data available from third-party
    processors (Emplifi, Facebook analytics, etc.)
  • Personal data available about users of social media platforms through their networks
    and connections: engagement, reach and sentiment, comments, networks and
    The provision of personal data is not mandatory.
  1. How long do we keep your personal data?
    Unit SCIC.01 only keeps your personal data for the time necessary to fulfil the purpose of
    collection or further processing, namely for 5 years from the publication, although some audiovisual material may be selected for permanent preservation.
  2. How do we protect and safeguard your personal data?
    All personal data in electronic format (e-mails, documents, databases, uploaded batches of
    data, etc.) are stored either on the servers of the European Commission. All processing
    operations are carried out pursuant to the Commission Decision (EU, Euratom) 2017/46 of 10
    January 2017 on the security of communication and information systems in the European
    The Commission’s contractors are bound by a specific contractual clause for any processing
    operations of your data on behalf of the Commission, and by the confidentiality obligations
    deriving from the transposition of the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU Member
    States (‘GDPR’ Regulation (EU) 2016/679.]
    In order to protect your personal data, the Commission has put in place a number of technical
    and organisational measures in place. Technical measures include appropriate actions to
    address online security, risk of data loss, alteration of data or unauthorised access, taking into
    consideration the risk presented by the processing and the nature of the personal data being
    processed. Organisational measures include restricting access to the personal data solely to
    authorised persons with a legitimate need to know for the purposes of this processing
  3. Who has access to your personal data and to whom is it disclosed?
    Access to your personal data is provided to the Commission staff responsible for carrying out
    this processing operation and to authorised staff according to the “need to know” principle.
    Such staff abide by statutory, and when required, additional confidentiality agreements.
    Authorised staff of SCIC.01 involved in social media and related communication activities have
    access to the audio-visual material and the related personal data.
    Members of the general public can view audio-visual material published on DG SCIC’s corporate
    social media channels; they do not have access to the related personal data.
    The information we collect will not be given to any third party, except to the extent and for the
    purpose we may be required to do so by law.
  4. What are your rights and how can you exercise them?
    You have specific rights as a ‘data subject’ under Chapter III (Articles 14-25) of Regulation (EU)
    2018/1725, in particular the right to access, your personal data and to rectify them in case your
    personal data are inaccurate or incomplete. Where applicable, you have the right to erase your
    personal data, to restrict the processing of your personal data, to object to the processing, and
    the right to data portability.
    You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, which is lawfully carried
    out pursuant to Article 5(1)(a) on grounds relating to your particular situation.
    You can exercise your rights by contacting the Data Controller, or in case of conflict the Data
    Protection Officer. If necessary, you can also address the European Data Protection Supervisor.
    Their contact information is given under Heading 9 below.
    Where you wish to exercise your rights in the context of one or several specific processing
    operations, please provide their description (i.e. their Record reference(s) as specified under
    Heading 10 below) in your request.
  5. Contact information
  • The Data Controller
    If you would like to exercise your rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, or if you have
    comments, questions or concerns, or if you would like to submit a complaint regarding the
    collection and use of your personal data, please feel free to contact the Data Controller, SCIC.01
    Strategy, Policy and Communication, at: scic-euroscic@ec.europa.eu
  • The Data Protection Officer (DPO) of the Commission
    You may contact the Data Protection Officer (DATA-PROTECTION-OFFICER@ec.europa.eu) with
    regard to issues related to the processing of your personal data under Regulation (EU)
  • The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
    You have the right to have recourse (i.e. you can lodge a complaint) to the European Data
    Protection Supervisor (edps@edps.europa.eu) if you consider that your rights under Regulation
    (EU) 2018/1725 have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data by the
    Data Controller.
  1. Where to find more detailed information?
    The Commission Data Protection Officer (DPO) publishes the register of all processing
    operations on personal data by the Commission, which have been documented and notified to
    him. You may access the register via the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/dpo-register.
    This specific processing operation has been included in the DPO’s public register with the
    following Record reference: DPR-EC-08666.