Eurojust treats data protection extremely seriously, and safeguarding the personal data of all individuals is a fundamental principle of the Eurojust legal framework.
Eurojust staff members working on the front line of investigations and prosecutions come into regular contact with sensitive personal information connected with ongoing cases and prosecutions. More generally, the agency processes and stores various categories of personal data as part of its daily administrative activities. In both instances, this information must be handled with the greatest of care; by applying the highest data protection standards, Eurojust ensures that the rights of individuals are fully protected at all times.
Eurojust's Rules of procedure on processing and protection of personal data were adopted in December 2019. The data protection provisions of the Eurojust Regulation and the updated EU rules (Regulation 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council) with regard to the processing of personal data both became applicable in December 2019.