Privacy Policy

1. Personal Data Protection

EFSA is committed to user privacy.

The policy on protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions is based on Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.

You can browse through the EFSA website without giving any information about yourself. However, in some cases, personal information is required in order to provide personal e-services.

In this respect:

  • For each specific e-service, a controller determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data and ensures conformity of the specific e-service with the privacy policy.
  • At EFSA, the Data Protection Officer,, monitors the compliance with the Regulation and advises controllers on fulfilling their obligations.
  • For all EU Institutions and Agencies, the European Data Protection Supervisor acts as an independent supervisory authority with regard to the protection of personal data.

2. Statement on confidential information
In the area of EFSA’s mission, several specific legal acts provide confidentiality clauses setting out the conditions in which certain documents or information may be disclosed. In certain of these vertical legal acts the legislator has given other EU bodies than EFSA (e.g. the Commission or the Member States) the competence to accept/reject confidentiality claims of third parties with regard to the data processed under the specific legal act.

3. Selection and recruitment

Data protection in relation to selection and recruitment(0.1Mb)