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

December Plenary – adopted documents

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Decision of Czech Supreme Administrative Court regarding data breach

Decision of Czech Supreme Administrative Court regarding data breach

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National Insights: Digital and Data Strategies & Data Protection

National Insights: Digital and Data Strategies & Data Protection

Information Review of the Statement (Statement on the Digital Services Package and Data Strategy) of the EDPB (European Data Protection Board) of 18 November 2021 regarding concerns in relation to proposals for digital and data strategies and recommendations for data protection under the General

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EDPB adopts letters to UN & ENISA

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Members

Effective members

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

Associate members

EFDPO Brazil member
EFDPO Croatia member

Effective members

Austria

Austria

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

France

France

Germany

Germany

Greece

Greece

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Portugal

Portugal

Slovakia

Slovakia

Slovakia

Slovakia

Associate members

Brazil

Brazil

Croatia

Croatia