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

A unified framework for emerging technologies in Greece

A unified framework for emerging technologies in Greece

Greek Law 4961/2022 entitled “Emerging IT and communications technologies, strengthening digital governance and other provisions” was published in the Government Gazette (Government Gazette A’/146/27-07-2022) and creates one of the first unified frameworks on emerging technologies within the EU.

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October plenary – adopted documents

During its October plenary, the EDPB adopted: EDPB Letter to the EU Commission on procedural aspects that could be harmonised at EU level 10 October 2022 Publication Type: Letters Topics:...

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EFDPO as guest at conference in Prague

EFDPO as guest at conference in Prague

On 6 October 2022, the traditional autumn conference of the Association for Personal Data Protection dedicated to the issue of personal data processing “GDPR 2022” was held in Prague for the sixth time.

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CSC publishes biannual report

The Coordinated Supervision Committee's (CSC) biannual report has now been published on the CSC webpage. The report details the work carried out by the CSC since its creation in 2019 and looks ahead...

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September plenary – adopted documents

During its September plenary, the EDPB adopted: Opinion 25/2022 regarding the European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe ) certification criteria for the certification of processing operations by processors...

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New EDPB opinion on certification criteria

During its latest plenary, the EDPB adopted its opinion on the EuroPrise certification scheme submitted to the Board by the German DPA of North Rhine Westphalia. This is the second EDPB consistency...

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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

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