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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If your association wants to benefit from our mutual exchange of information, an increased awareness as part of our network, regular dialogue with supervisory authorities, joint events and conferences with attractive discounts for your members, find out more about our membership.

Latest News

Free Webinar: HL7 FHIR for Data Protection Officers

Free Webinar: HL7 FHIR for Data Protection Officers

We will dive into the relation between FHIR adoption and the application of data access & protection policies, listen from key speakers from HL7 Europe and EFDPO and hear from enlightening testimonials from hospital DPOs and IT specialists who made it work.

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Data Protection Day 2023

On the occasion of Data Protection Day, we invite you to take a look back at GDPR enforcement over the last few years and explore how the EDPB helps all EEA DPAs act as one to safeguard your rights,...

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Members only: Free online discussion session

Members only: Free online discussion session

4:00 - 6:00 pm CETThe Future of Data Protection in a Time of Restriction on Data Transfers Will the world be divided into “data fortresses”? EFDPO cordially invites members of all EFDPO associations...

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Data Protection Day 2023: Free Media Kit

Data Protection Day 2023: Free Media Kit

Data Protection Day is a day of action launched by Council of Europe that has been celebrated annually since 2007 around January 28 - the date on which the European Convention on Data Protection was...

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EDPB adopts statement on CJEU PNR judgment

EDPB adopts Statement on CJEU PNR Judgment During its latest plenary, the EDPB adopted a statement on the recent judgment C-817/19 of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the use of...

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Members of the EFDPO

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
EFDPO Germany

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

Germany

Germany