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

The Fediverse: what is it and how does it work?

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  Have you heard of the Fediverse? Not to be confused with the Metaverse, the Fediverse is a network of federated – interconnected - online resources using common communication protocols which allow their users to exchange information across different platforms. Federated resources (messaging, IOT, Games, VOIP, etc.) are mostly developed in open source and based on open standard...

Summary of EDPB Draft Guidelines 04/2022 on the calculation of administrative fines under the GDPR

Summary of EDPB Draft Guidelines 04/2022 on the calculation of administrative fines under the GDPR

The EDPB guidelines are intended to create a single harmonised methodology to be used by the supervisory authorities (SAs) when calculating the amount of a GDPR fine. The guidance also documents practical examples to facilitate organisations in their understanding of how the calculation method can be applied with consistency. The guidelines define a five-step methodology in support of...

French Ministry of Labour- Study on the profession of DPO

French Ministry of Labour- Study on the profession of DPO

The profession of Data Protection Officer (DPO) is relatively new in many private or public organizations. The conditions of practice, the forms of employment, the career paths or skills held or expected for the exercise of the profession of DPO need to be well identified and understood in order to provide the right answers in terms of employment and professional training. The AFCDP has worked...

The Fediverse: what is it and how does it work?

The Fediverse: what is it and how does it work?

  Have you heard of the Fediverse? Not to be confused with the Metaverse, the Fediverse is a network of federated – interconnected - online resources using common communication protocols which allow their users to exchange information across different platforms. Federated resources (messaging, IOT, Games, VOIP, etc.) are mostly developed in open source and based on open standard...

Summary of EDPB Draft Guidelines 04/2022 on the calculation of administrative fines under the GDPR

Summary of EDPB Draft Guidelines 04/2022 on the calculation of administrative fines under the GDPR

The EDPB guidelines are intended to create a single harmonised methodology to be used by the supervisory authorities (SAs) when calculating the amount of a GDPR fine. The guidance also documents practical examples to facilitate organisations in their understanding of how the calculation method can be applied with consistency. The guidelines define a five-step methodology in support of...

French Ministry of Labour- Study on the profession of DPO

French Ministry of Labour- Study on the profession of DPO

The profession of Data Protection Officer (DPO) is relatively new in many private or public organizations. The conditions of practice, the forms of employment, the career paths or skills held or expected for the exercise of the profession of DPO need to be well identified and understood in order to provide the right answers in terms of employment and professional training. The AFCDP has worked...

The Fediverse: what is it and how does it work?

The Fediverse: what is it and how does it work?

  Have you heard of the Fediverse? Not to be confused with the Metaverse, the Fediverse is a network of federated – interconnected - online resources using common communication protocols which allow their users to exchange information across different platforms. Federated resources (messaging, IOT, Games, VOIP, etc.) are mostly developed in open source and based on open standard...

Summary of EDPB Draft Guidelines 04/2022 on the calculation of administrative fines under the GDPR

Summary of EDPB Draft Guidelines 04/2022 on the calculation of administrative fines under the GDPR

The EDPB guidelines are intended to create a single harmonised methodology to be used by the supervisory authorities (SAs) when calculating the amount of a GDPR fine. The guidance also documents practical examples to facilitate organisations in their understanding of how the calculation method can be applied with consistency. The guidelines define a five-step methodology in support of...

French Ministry of Labour- Study on the profession of DPO

French Ministry of Labour- Study on the profession of DPO

The profession of Data Protection Officer (DPO) is relatively new in many private or public organizations. The conditions of practice, the forms of employment, the career paths or skills held or expected for the exercise of the profession of DPO need to be well identified and understood in order to provide the right answers in terms of employment and professional training. The AFCDP has worked...

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