Privacy statement | Interoperability Test Bed webinar

This privacy statement provides information about the processing and the protection of your personal data.

Processing operation: Webinar registration

Data Controller: European Commission, DG Informatics Unit D2

1. Introduction

The European 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 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.

This privacy statement explains the reason for the processing of your personal data in the context of a (type of a) meeting or event, organised by the European Commission. It explains 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 the processing of personal data linked to meetings and events, organised by the services of the European Commission, is presented below. The operation is part of the activities carried out within the ISA² programme.

2. Why and how do we process your personal data?

DG Informatics Unit D2 collects and further processes your personal data to provide you with information about the specific meeting or event (before, during and after) and to process your registration in that meeting or event.

The European Commission has mandated the Test Bed team's contractors to provide support to the organisation of this webinar. In this context, the Test Bed team is the Processor of the data collected, acting on behalf of and under the responsibility of the Head of Unit DIGIT.D2 of the European Commission, which is considered as Controller.

Live web streaming and images of the speakers and organisers might be taken and published in the context of this event. Information will be published on a dedicated event page on the “Interoperability Test Bed” website.

Your personal data will not be used for any automated decision-making, profiling or marketing purposes.

3. On what legal grounds do we process your personal data?

The processing operations on personal data, linked to the organisation, management, follow-up and promotion of the webinar are necessary for the management and functioning of the Commission, as mandated by the Treaties. Those provisions are in particular, Article 11 of the Treaty on European Union and Article 15 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

Consequently, those processing operations are lawful under Article 5(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 (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).

Your consent is required for the following actions during the meeting or event:

  • The processing of the attendee list containing your name and affiliation to facilitate the distribution of pertinent materials prior to and following the event.
  • The processing of your personal data for potential invitations to future events organised in the context of the Interoperability Test Bed.
  • The processing of your personal data to potentially pursue further communication as is relevant to the event's content. 

In all cases processing is carried out only by the Test Bed team's contractors.

If you opt-in, you are giving us your explicit consent under Article 5(1)(d) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 to process your personal data for those specific purposes. You can give your consent via a clear affirmative act by ticking the box(es) on the online registration form.

Your consent for these services can be withdrawn at any time by contacting the Test Bed team, as the event's controller, at

4. What personal information do we collect and further process?

The personal data collected and further processed are your name(s)/surname(s), your e-mail address, the country and name of your organisation, and your role within your organisation.

5. How long do we keep your data?

Your data will in principle be retained only for the time needed to fulfill the intended objectives and for a maximum period of three months (for webinar follow-up communication), except if you expressly agreed to stay regularly informed of the activities of the Interoperability Test Bed via your subscription to its Joinup community.

6. How do we protect and safeguard your information?

Your data are recorded in a secured and protected registration list hosted by the Data Centre of the European Commission, the operations of which abide by the Commission's security decisions and provisions established by the Directorate of Security for this kind of servers and services. The registration list can be accessed only by using a UserId/Password. All processing operations are carried out pursuant to Commission Decision (EU, Euratom) 2017/46 of 10 January 2017 on the security of communication and information systems in the European Commission.

In order to protect your personal data, the European Commission has put in place a number of technical and organisational measures. 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 operation.

The European Commission’s processors (contractors) are bound by a specific contractual clause for any processing operations of your personal data on behalf of the European Commission. The processors have to put in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the level of security, required by the European Commission.

7. Who has access to your information and to whom is it disclosed?

Access to your personal data is provided to the European Commission staff responsible for carrying out this processing operation and to other authorised European Commission staff according to the “need to know” principle. Such staff abide by statutory, and when required, additional confidentiality agreements.

If the controller uses (a) service provider(s) (processor(s)) to assist the controller in the organisation of a specific meeting or event, the controller may also share your information with those service providers for the purposes of organising the meeting/event. In that case, a list of service providers will be included in the privacy statement of that specific meeting or event.

8. Use of third-party IT tools

We may use third party IT tools to facilitate the online meeting.

In order to protect your privacy, the third party IT tools we use do not set cookies on your computer (or other devices), nor do they immediately redirect you to external websites. Any redirections or installation of needed software will always seek your consent before proceeding.

Where applicable, third party IT tools will alert you of any specific Terms and Conditions that are linked to their use and that need to be accepted. The European Commission has no control over this process. We recommend that users carefully read the relevant privacy policies of these tools to be informed of each provider's policy of personal data collection and further processing.

The use of a third party IT tool does not in any way imply that the European Commission endorses them or their privacy policies. In the event that one or more third party IT tools are occasionally unavailable, we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to their downtime.

9. 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) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 on grounds relating to your particular situation.

The European Commission will ensure that the data subjects can exercise their right to object to processing whenever possible by the organisers of the meeting/event (for example, on the spot by indicating a non-web streamed seat if requested; or ex-post, by deleting a specific sequence from the online video/voice recording).

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 10 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 11 below) in your request.

10. Contact information

In case you wish to verify which personal data is stored by the responsible controller, have it modified, corrected, or deleted, or if you have any other questions regarding your data, or on your rights, feel free to contact the support team, operating under the responsibility of the Controller, using the following contact information:

European Commission - DG DIGIT

Unit D2 - Interoperability

B - 1049 Brussels


You may contact the Data Protection Officer ( with regard to issues related to the processing of your personal data under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.

You have the right to have recourse (i.e. you can lodge a complaint) to the European Data Protection Supervisor ( 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.

11. Recourse

The Commission Data Protection Officer (DPO) publishes the register of all processing operations on personal data by the European Commission, which have been documented and notified to him. You may access the register via the following link:

The record for this processing operation is “Processing of personal data linked to meetings and events” (DPR-EC-01063.1).