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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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

September plenary – adopted documents

During its September plenary, the EDPB adopted: EDPB-EDPS Joint Opinion 01/2023 on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down additional procedural rules...

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Free Online-Event: GDPR Evaluation 2024

Free Online-Event: GDPR Evaluation 2024

Together with experts from politics, associations and companies, German EFDPO member association BvD opens the discussion on the 2024 GDPR evaluation in an event broadcast via livestream. The conference will be held in German and is open to all interested parties free of charge.

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EDPS Publishes Annual Report 2022

EDPS Publishes Annual Report 2022

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has published his annual report 2022. It offers insight into the efforts of the EDPS, directed towards molding a future that can effectively confront...

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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