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 issues opinion on EDPB’s Guidelines 01/2022

CEDPO issues opinion on EDPB’s Guidelines 01/2022

On January 18th the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published Guidelines 01/2022 on the right of access under Article 15 of the GDPR. Access requests from data subjects and the obligations of data controllers to provide a copy of personal data are of great relevance for practice, but essential questions of detail regarding scope and extent are still unresolved. It is disputed, for example,...

CEDPO comments on Guidelines 05/2021

CEDPO comments on Guidelines 05/2021

On November 18th, 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published Guidelines 05/2021 which were supposed to clarify the definition of international personal data transfers. Since the GDPR does not include a legal definition of data transfer according to Art. 44, there are legal uncertainties for controllers and processors, especially when entering into processing agreements with...

Interview with Florence Gaullier (AFCDP) on recent EU legislative activities to create a digital market

Interview with Florence Gaullier (AFCDP) on recent EU legislative activities to create a digital market

On Tuesday, January 11th, 2022, SMART TECH (BSMART TV) received Florence Gaullier (lawyer at Vercken & Gaullier and Board Member of  AFCDP). The interview was dedicated to the European digital regulation projects (DGA, DSA, DMA, IA act, Data Act, EIDAS) and their interaction with the GDPR. While these projects aim to facilitate the use and sharing of data by private and public sectors,...

Data Protection Weekly 19/2022

Europen Union COREPER publishes final text for Digital Markets Act  The COREPER approved and published on 12 May 2022,  the final text of the provisional agreement for the DMA. This final text contains no further changes compared to the last amended version  from April 18. You can access the approved final text, here.   EDPB publishes its 2021 annual activity report The EDPB published on 12...

Data Protection Weekly 18/2022

European Union The EDPB and EDPS released a joint opinion on the Data Act The EDPS and the EDPB published on 5 May 2022, their Joint Opinion on the proposed Data Act. The institutions welcome the efforts made to ensure that the Data Act does not affect the current data protection framework. As the Data Act would also apply to highly sensitive personal data, the EDPS and EDPB urge the...

Data Protection Weekly 16/2022

European Union Digital Services Act  The final text is expected to be presented to the Council of the European Union's competition working party April 28. European Parliament announced the creation of a taskforce dedicated to the investigation on the Pegasus spyware The European Parliament announced the inaugural meeting of an inquiry committee dedicated to investigating the potential use of...

Data Protection Weekly 15/2022

European Union  EDPS reprimands Frontex for moving to the cloud without proper data protection assessment The EDPS announced on 1 April 2022, that it had reprimanded Frontex for a breach of the Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2018/1725. For the EDPS, Frontex moved to the cloud without assessing the data protection risks and without identifying appropriate mitigating measures or relevant...

Data Protection Weekly 19/2022

Europen Union COREPER publishes final text for Digital Markets Act  The COREPER approved and published on 12 May 2022,  the final text of the provisional agreement for the DMA. This final text contains no further changes compared to the last amended version  from April 18. You can access the approved final text, here.   EDPB publishes its 2021 annual activity report The EDPB published on 12...

Data Protection Weekly 18/2022

European Union The EDPB and EDPS released a joint opinion on the Data Act The EDPS and the EDPB published on 5 May 2022, their Joint Opinion on the proposed Data Act. The institutions welcome the efforts made to ensure that the Data Act does not affect the current data protection framework. As the Data Act would also apply to highly sensitive personal data, the EDPS and EDPB urge the...

Data Protection Weekly 16/2022

European Union Digital Services Act  The final text is expected to be presented to the Council of the European Union's competition working party April 28. European Parliament announced the creation of a taskforce dedicated to the investigation on the Pegasus spyware The European Parliament announced the inaugural meeting of an inquiry committee dedicated to investigating the potential use of...

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