In accordance with Article 25 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, and within the framework of its processing operations, the CPVO may restrict the application of the rights enshrined in Articles 4, 14 to 21, 35 and 36 of said regulation.
To this end, the CPVO has implemented Decision of the Administrative Council of the Community Plant Variety Office of 1 April 2020 on internal rules concerning restrictions of certain rights of data subjects in relation to processing of personal data in the framework of the functioning of the CPVO (“CPVO Decision on restrictions of certain rights of data subjects”).
The CPVO Decision on restrictions of certain rights of data subjects lays down rules relating to the conditions under which the CPVO may restrict the cited rights. It applies to the processing of personal data by the CPVO for the purposes of administrative inquiries, disciplinary proceedings, whistleblowing procedures, (formal and informal) procedures for dealing with harassment, processing complaints, processing medical data and/or files, conducting internal audits, investigations carried out by the Data Protection Officer in line with Article 45(2) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 and IT security investigations handled internally or with external involvement.
The CPVO Decision on restrictions of certain rights of data subjects is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 259, 10 August 2020, pp. 32-39) and is available in all EU official languages. The decision is also available on our website, in our dedicated page.