European Federation of Data Protection Officers

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Our Mission

The European Federation of Data Protection Officers (EFDPO) is a European network of national associations of data protection and privacy officers. Our mission to establish a European representation of interests for DPOs as a partner of institutions such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the European Data Protection Board and national data protection authorities. In doing so, the EFDPO aims to strengthen data protection as a competitive and locational advantage for Europe.

 

Our Goals

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) marks a milestone in data protection and is used as a blueprint for similar pieces of legislation across the globe. In view of the GDPR’s impact, the representation of our interests as national associations of data protection officers (DPO) at the European level is becoming increasingly important.

Our main objectives are:

  • to create a European network of national associations to exchange information, experience and methods;
  • a continuous dialogue with the political sphere, business representatives and civil society to ensure a flow of information from the European to the national level;
  • to proactively monitor, evaluate and shape the implementation of the GDPR and other European privacy legal acts;
  • to keep the existing rules for DPOs as our minimum objective;
  • to promote high qualification standards for DPOs and improve the quality of training and professional practice.

Member Associations

representing

Data Protection Officers

Our Goals

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) marks a milestone in data protection and is used as a blueprint for similar pieces of legislation across the globe. In view of the GDPR’s impact, the representation of our interests as national associations of data protection officers (DPO) at the European level is becoming increasingly important.

Our main objectives are:

  • to create a European network of national associations to exchange information, experience and methods;
  • a continuous dialogue with the political sphere, business representatives and civil society to ensure a flow of information from the European to the national level;
  • to proactively monitor, evaluate and shape the implementation of the GDPR and other European privacy legal acts;
  • to keep the existing rules for DPOs as our minimum objective;
  • to promote high qualification standards for DPOs and improve the quality of training and professional practice.

Member Associations

representing

Data Protection Officers

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Latest News

Online threats in the context of GDPR

Online threats in the context of GDPR

In the modern way of communicating and doing business, an increasing number of individuals encounter various hacker attempts of online fraud. From the first naive messages full of grammar and spelling mistakes from some princes and princesses from exotic geographical locations, who see in you the right person through whom they can transfer their multi-million dollar inheritance, today’s hacking attempts have become sophisticated in every possible way and spread in almost all areas.

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Cities trapped by GDPR

Cities trapped by GDPR

Cities and municipalities in the Czech Republic have approached the obligations arising from the right to the protection of personal data differently. If we look away from those who have only formally secured DPOs position and rely on the absence of fines, we come to a smaller group of those with an honest approach and a genuine effort to secure a range of responsibilities. But they often fail in many situations.

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Starting up: The DAME 2022 Data Protection Media Award

Starting up: The DAME 2022 Data Protection Media Award

The competition initiated by the Professional Association of Data Protection Officers in Germany (BvD) is entering its sixth round. Media professionals and creative minds can submit their contributions on the topic of data privacy from now until December 5.

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July Plenaries – adopted documents

During its July 12th plenary, the EDPB adopted: EDPB-EDPS Joint Opinion 03/2022 on the Proposal for a Regulation on the European Health Data Space 12 July 2022 Publication Type: EDPB/EDPS Joint...

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European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling strengthens the role of the internal data protection officer and helps companies

European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling strengthens the role of the internal data protection officer and helps companies

The Federal Data Protection Act provides for a special position of the internal data protection officer. Due to the sensitive nature of their work, the respective employee can only be dismissed for good cause. This special national regulation has now been confirmed by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which thus strengthens the role of data protection officers.

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Applying the right to information in practice

Applying the right to information in practice

What does the right to information mean and how is applied to business practice? The protection of personal data in the legal systems of the member states of the European Union has become imperative by implementing The General Data Protection Regulation.

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Members

Effective members

EFDPO Austria
EFDPO French Polynesia member
EFDPO Liechtenstein
EFDPO Switzerland member
EFDPO Czech Republic
EFDPO Greece
EFDPO Portugal
EFDPO France
EFDPO Germany
EFDPO Slovakia

Associate members

EFDPO Brazil member
EFDPO Croatia member

Effective members

Austria

Austria

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

France

France

French Polynesia

French Polynesia

Germany

Germany

Greece

Greece

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Portugal

Portugal

Slovakia

Slovakia

Switzerland

Switzerland

Associate members

Brazil

Brazil

Croatia

Croatia