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

Data protection – design mandate in the age of digitalisation

Data protection – design mandate in the age of digitalisation

The German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) held its 46th Data Protection Symposium (DAFTA) from 17 to 18 November 2022. After purely virtual events in the last two years, the event was traditionally held again in the Maternushaus in Cologne. The political discussion as well as all forums were additionally transmitted via the internet. Prof. Dr. Rolf Schwartmann, Chairman...

Live Webinar: Data Act and Data Governance Act – implications on personal data and for the DPO

Live Webinar: Data Act and Data Governance Act – implications on personal data and for the DPO

The Data Governance Act (DGA) and the Data Act are part of the Commission's European strategy for data aimed at creating a single market for data that ensures Europe’s global competitiveness and data sovereignty. The draft Data Act is a fundamental proposal of this strategy. It is designed to stimulate a competitive data market, present opportunities for data-driven innovations and make data...

EDPB focuses on the DPO in its second enforcement action

EDPB focuses on the DPO in its second enforcement action

On September 12, the EDPB announced its second coordinated enforcement action which will focus on the designation and position of the data protection officer. The data protection authorities across the European Economic Area, in coordination with the European Data Protection Supervisor, will launch investigations into pre-determined aspects of DPO requirements as provisioned under the GDPR. The...

Data protection – design mandate in the age of digitalisation

Data protection – design mandate in the age of digitalisation

The German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) held its 46th Data Protection Symposium (DAFTA) from 17 to 18 November 2022. After purely virtual events in the last two years, the event was traditionally held again in the Maternushaus in Cologne. The political discussion as well as all forums were additionally transmitted via the internet. Prof. Dr. Rolf Schwartmann, Chairman...

Live Webinar: Data Act and Data Governance Act – implications on personal data and for the DPO

Live Webinar: Data Act and Data Governance Act – implications on personal data and for the DPO

The Data Governance Act (DGA) and the Data Act are part of the Commission's European strategy for data aimed at creating a single market for data that ensures Europe’s global competitiveness and data sovereignty. The draft Data Act is a fundamental proposal of this strategy. It is designed to stimulate a competitive data market, present opportunities for data-driven innovations and make data...

EDPB focuses on the DPO in its second enforcement action

EDPB focuses on the DPO in its second enforcement action

On September 12, the EDPB announced its second coordinated enforcement action which will focus on the designation and position of the data protection officer. The data protection authorities across the European Economic Area, in coordination with the European Data Protection Supervisor, will launch investigations into pre-determined aspects of DPO requirements as provisioned under the GDPR. The...

Data protection – design mandate in the age of digitalisation

Data protection – design mandate in the age of digitalisation

The German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) held its 46th Data Protection Symposium (DAFTA) from 17 to 18 November 2022. After purely virtual events in the last two years, the event was traditionally held again in the Maternushaus in Cologne. The political discussion as well as all forums were additionally transmitted via the internet. Prof. Dr. Rolf Schwartmann, Chairman...

Live Webinar: Data Act and Data Governance Act – implications on personal data and for the DPO

Live Webinar: Data Act and Data Governance Act – implications on personal data and for the DPO

The Data Governance Act (DGA) and the Data Act are part of the Commission's European strategy for data aimed at creating a single market for data that ensures Europe’s global competitiveness and data sovereignty. The draft Data Act is a fundamental proposal of this strategy. It is designed to stimulate a competitive data market, present opportunities for data-driven innovations and make data...

EDPB focuses on the DPO in its second enforcement action

EDPB focuses on the DPO in its second enforcement action

On September 12, the EDPB announced its second coordinated enforcement action which will focus on the designation and position of the data protection officer. The data protection authorities across the European Economic Area, in coordination with the European Data Protection Supervisor, will launch investigations into pre-determined aspects of DPO requirements as provisioned under the GDPR. The...

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