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

National Insights: Marketing & Privacy

National Insights: Marketing & Privacy

Personalised advertising – not only data protection or competition law. Why?
Targeted advertising is more interesting for both the company and the advertising recipient. However, advertising targeted at the addressee also raises data protection issues, and a tension arises between address-related marketing and data protection.

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DPO|magazine nº02 is online!

DPO|magazine nº02 is online!

DPO|magazine is a free online magazine, edited in Portuguese and English by APDPO Portugal. The seco d issue contains - among others - an article by Xavier Leclerc, president of French EFDPO member...

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300,000 SEK fine against housing company

The Swedish Data Protection Authority has issued an administrative fine of SEK 300,000 against a housing company for unlawful video surveillance in an apartment building. The Swedish Data Protection...

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First EDPB Art. 65 Decision

The EDPB adopted its first binding decision on the basis of Art. 65 GDPR on November 9th. This decision concerns a draft decision by the Irish SA on Twitter International Company. Following...

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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