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Operational Circular No. 11 – The processing of personal data at CERN

Operational Circular No. 11 entitled “The processing of personal data at CERN”, has been approved by the Director-General following a recommendation for approval decided by the Standing Concertation Committee at its meeting on 18 October 2018.

It is available via the following link: http://cds.cern.ch/record/2651311

The purpose of this new circular is to set out the Organization’s approach to data privacy. It brings together the privacy principles, as well as the rights and obligations of the Organization, with regard to the processing of personal data.

This circular enters into force on 1 January 2019, however, full implementation of the circular will be subject to an implementation calendar approved by the Director-General and published by the Office of Data Privacy.

It should be noted that any other provisions relating to the protection of personal data contained in other existing texts should henceforth be interpreted in the light of this circular, which will prevail over all conflicting provisions.

Additional information on processing of personal data may be found on the Office of Data Privacy website. Questions may also be addressed to the Office of Data Privacy or to any of the following Departmental Data Privacy Protection Coordinators:

  • BE: K. Sigerud
  • DG: N. Barzaghini
  • EN: L. Serio
  • EP, TH and RCS: B. Brugger
  • FAP: D. Mathieson
  • HR: N. Polivka
  • HSE: C. Delamare
  • IPT: A. Hahnel-Borgeaud
  • IR: R. Bray
  • IT: A. Dumitru
  • PF: K. Mitchell
  • SMB: O. Van Der Vossen
  • TE and ATS-DO: G. Hobgen

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