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 is 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

Position paper on GDPR Evaluation 2024

Position paper on GDPR Evaluation 2024

This paper highlights how, from the perspective of data protection practitioners, the business sector –
particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – can be better supported in meeting data
protection requirements within the context of increasing digitization.

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CSC elects 2nd Deputy Coordinator

The Coordinated Supervision Committee (CSC) has elected Matej Sironic from the Slovenian Data Protection Authority (DPA) as its Deputy Coordinator for a term of two years. Sironic will be the second...

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EFDPO Conference. 28 & 29 May 2024, Berlin

EFDPO Conference. 28 & 29 May 2024, Berlin

One of EFDPO’s goals is to create a European network of national associations for the exchange of information, experience and methods, and to improve the quality of training and professional practice.

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January plenary – adopted documents

During its January plenary, the EDPB adopted: Coordinated Enforcement Action, Designation and Position of Data Protection Officers 17 January 2024 Publication Type: Other Topics: GDPR enforcement...

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EDPB launches website auditing tool

The EDPB has launched a website auditing tool that can be used to help analyse whether websites are compliant with the law. The tool was developed in the context of the EDPB Support Pool of Experts...

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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 Switzerland 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

Switzerland

Switzerland