Working together is success
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 (DPOs) at the European level is becoming increasingly important. This applies particularly in the context of the GDPR review process, starting in 2020. Thus, we need to ensure that our concerns are heard and considered by European regulators. We are convinced that the intensification of our cooperation and the creation of a strong network between European DPO organizations will lead to success and strengthen data protection as a competitive and locational advantage for Europe.
The EFDPO was founded in Berlin on 7 June 2019. Founding members are national associations for data protection officers from Austria, France, Germany, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Greece and Liechtenstein. The main objectives are to represent the interests of data protection officers in Brussels.
Among other things, the EU federation wants to support the establishment of an EU certification standard for data protection officers.
We see data protection officers as key experts in companies and institutions, they ensure the entrepreneurial capacity to act under the GDPR and, at the same time, ensure that consumer and civil rights are observed with regard to data protection. This also relieves the burden on national data protection supervisory authorities.
The scope of the EFDPO is not limited to data protection officers, but also takes into account the interests of other emerging professions in data protection, such as the data protection auditor or the data protection coordinator.
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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.
Free Online Workshop: Whistleblowing From a Data Protection Perspective – National Experiences and Knowledge Sharing
14:00 - 16:00 CETWhistleblowing from data protection perspective: EU-wide experiences sharing at online webinar The Czech Data Protection Association in cooperation with FederPrivacy, Italian association of privacy professionals, organized an online seminar on the...
Czech Data Protection Association conference marked by new GDPR enforcement rules, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence
On 5 October 2023, the Data Protection Association hosted its traditional conference in Prague on current issues of personal data protection and processing.
For members of EFDPO member associations only. Register now!
On 20.7.2023, the European Federation of Data Protection Officers in cooperation with the Czech Data Protection Association organized a seminar on "Metaverse From The Perspective of Legal Regulation and Data Protection". The topic was presented by Jana Pattynová,...
EFDPO Points to Qualified Privacy Professionals as Key Factor for Successful Implementation of New EU Digital Legislation
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. With this in mind, EFDPO invited privacy professionals from all...
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.
With this in mind, EFDPO invites privacy professionals from all over Europe to visit the EFDPO Congress on May 9th and 10th, 2023 in Berlin.
For the second time in a row, the EFDPO was one of the Key Partners of the Privacy Symposium in Venice – an international conference for data protection professionals and enthusiasts from around the world. Privacy Symposium aims to bring together data protection...
EFDPO in cooperation with its member association APDPO from Portugal presents the free online format “EFDPO Open Talks” on April 27. Join in!