CEDPO
The Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations

CEDPO
The Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations

CEDPO aims to

  • promote the role of the Data Protection Officer,
  • provide advice on balanced, practicable and effective data protection, and to
  • contribute to a better harmonisation of data protection law and practices in the EU/EEA.

 

CEDPO members are convinced that the Data Protection Officer (DPO) plays a central role in enabling a balanced, practicable and effective protection of personal data. By gathering  organisations from different EEA Member States under one Confederation, we intend to contribute to a better harmonisation of rules and practices through the exchange of practical know-how and experiences.

Recent News

CEDPO comments on Guidelines 07/2020

CEDPO comments on Guidelines 07/2020

The Confederation of Data Protection Organisations welcomes the revision of WP 169 on the concepts of "controller" and "processor". The paper offers practical guidance on the differentiation between the concepts by including many examples from common business processes delegated to third parties. Furthermore, the remarks on the contractual clauses between controllers and processors clearly...

Germany’s Data Protection Law: Trends, Opportunities & Conflicts

    Privacy Laws & Business and Covington & Burling are hosting 5 webinars over 5 weeks starting October 28th to help organisations navigate the complex landscape of Germany's data protection law and understand how to take it into account when doing business in Germany. The GDD provides its expertise concering enforcement trends by German regulators. While Germany is the EU...

CEDPO Live Webinar “The DPO in times of Covid-19”

More and more countries are loosening Covid-19 related restrictions, but this does not necessarily mean that the pandemic is over. Changes in way businesses operate continue, which creates data protection challenges that need to be tackled. The Confederation of European Data Protection Organisation invites to take part in the Live Webinar. Our diverse panel of outstanding speakers will provide...

CEDPO comments on Guidelines 07/2020

CEDPO comments on Guidelines 07/2020

The Confederation of Data Protection Organisations welcomes the revision of WP 169 on the concepts of "controller" and "processor". The paper offers practical guidance on the differentiation between the concepts by including many examples from common business processes delegated to third parties. Furthermore, the remarks on the contractual clauses between controllers and processors clearly...

Germany’s Data Protection Law: Trends, Opportunities & Conflicts

    Privacy Laws & Business and Covington & Burling are hosting 5 webinars over 5 weeks starting October 28th to help organisations navigate the complex landscape of Germany's data protection law and understand how to take it into account when doing business in Germany. The GDD provides its expertise concering enforcement trends by German regulators. While Germany is the EU...

CEDPO Live Webinar “The DPO in times of Covid-19”

More and more countries are loosening Covid-19 related restrictions, but this does not necessarily mean that the pandemic is over. Changes in way businesses operate continue, which creates data protection challenges that need to be tackled. The Confederation of European Data Protection Organisation invites to take part in the Live Webinar. Our diverse panel of outstanding speakers will provide...

CEDPO welcomes AEPD and ASCDP as new members

CEDPO is pleased to announce its newest additions to the family of data protection associations seeking to provide advice on balanced practicable, and effective data protection and to promote the role of the Data Protection Officer.   AEPD (Portugal) AEPD (Associação de Encarregados de Proteção de Dados) is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 which aims to bring together the Data...

CEDPO comments on Guidelines 07/2020

CEDPO comments on Guidelines 07/2020

The Confederation of Data Protection Organisations welcomes the revision of WP 169 on the concepts of "controller" and "processor". The paper offers practical guidance on the differentiation between the concepts by including many examples from common business processes delegated to third parties. Furthermore, the remarks on the contractual clauses between controllers and processors clearly...

Germany’s Data Protection Law: Trends, Opportunities & Conflicts

    Privacy Laws & Business and Covington & Burling are hosting 5 webinars over 5 weeks starting October 28th to help organisations navigate the complex landscape of Germany's data protection law and understand how to take it into account when doing business in Germany. The GDD provides its expertise concering enforcement trends by German regulators. While Germany is the EU...

CEDPO Live Webinar “The DPO in times of Covid-19”

More and more countries are loosening Covid-19 related restrictions, but this does not necessarily mean that the pandemic is over. Changes in way businesses operate continue, which creates data protection challenges that need to be tackled. The Confederation of European Data Protection Organisation invites to take part in the Live Webinar. Our diverse panel of outstanding speakers will provide...

Founding History

About CEDPO

CEDPO was founded in September 2011 by European Data Protection Organisations, namely, AFCDP (Association Française des Correspondants à la Protection des Données à Caractère Personnel) of France, APEP (Asociación Profesional Española de Privacidad) of Spain, GDD (Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit) of Germany, and NGFG (Nederlands Genootschap van Functionarissen voor de Gegevensbescherming) of the Netherlands. In February 2014, ADPO (The Association of Data Protection Officers) of Ireland, ARGE DATEN of Austria, and SABI (Stowarzyszenie Inspektorów Ochrony Danych) of Poland joined CEDPO. 

The latest to additions to CEDPO took place between 2018-2020 when ASSO DPO (Associazione Data Protection Officer) of Italy, AEPD (Associação de Encarregados de Proteção de Dados) of Portugal and ASCPD (Asociatia Specialistilor in Confidentialitate si Protectia Datelor) of Romania became member associations.

CEDPO Members

Austria | ARGE Daten
France | AFCDP
Germany | GDD
Ireland | ADPO
Italy | ASSO DPO
The Netherlands | NGFG
Poland | SABI

Romania | ASCPD

Portugal | AEPD

Spain | APEP

Austria | ARGE Daten

France | AFCDP
Germany | GDD
Ireland | ADPO
Italy | ASSO DPO
The Netherlands | NGFG
Poland | SABI
Rumania | ASCPD
Spain | AEPD
Spain | APEP