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

GDPR Conference 2020 in Prague

GDPR Conference 2020 in Prague

On October 6th 2020, the Czech Data Protection Association held its traditional conference on personal data protection, this year under the name “GDPR2020”. A number of experts from both the Czech...

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DPO|magazine to be launched in October

DPO|magazine to be launched in October

With all professionals of personal data protection, privacy and information security in mind, we embraced the challenge of editing DPO|magazine, a project designed, developed and implemented by...

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Schrems II: DPOs left alone with unsolvable dilemmas

Schrems II: DPOs left alone with unsolvable dilemmas

Recently, great attention has been given to the “Schrems II” case. In a position paper the EFDPO draws attention to some aspects of this decision and the subsequent actions of public authorities that European DPOs have to deal with.

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EDPB adopted documents – 37th plenary

During its 37th plenary, the EDPB adopted the following documents: Guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor - version for public consultation Guidelines on the targeting of social...

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Our member Associations

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

Austria

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

France

France

Germany

Germany

Greece

Greece

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Portugal

Portugal

Slovakia

Slovakia