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.
Become a member of EFDPO!
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.
News from EFDPO
3rd International Data Protection Officers Day
EFDPO Points to Qualified Privacy Professionals as Key Factor for Successful Implementation of New EU Digital Legislation
Successful Premiere of EFDPO Conference in 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. With this in mind, EFDPO invited privacy professionals from all...
May 9 & 10, 2023, 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.
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.
A look back at the Privacy Symposium 2023
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...
APR 27: EFDPO OPEN TALKS – FREE ONLINE FORMAT
EFDPO in cooperation with its member association APDPO from Portugal presents the free online format “EFDPO Open Talks” on April 27. Join in!
Free Webinar: HL7 FHIR for Data Protection Officers
We will dive into the relation between FHIR adoption and the application of data access & protection policies, listen from key speakers from HL7 Europe and EFDPO and hear from enlightening testimonials from hospital DPOs and IT specialists who made it work.
Members only: Free online discussion session
The Future of Data Protection in a Time of Restriction on Data Transfers Will the world be divided
Data Protection Day 2023: Free Media Kit
Data Protection Day is a day of action launched by Council of Europe that has been celebrated annually since 2007 around January 28 - the date on which the European Convention on Data Protection was signed in 1981. In the meantime, Data Protection Day is celebrated...
EFDPO Position Paper on the Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data (Data Act)
The Data Act aims to create a Europe-wide legal framework for the access to, use and sharing of data generated in the EU. With this proposal the European Commission aims to create, among other things, a unified environment for improving the exchange and use of data...
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.