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

AI and Personal Data A Guide for DPOs “Frequently Asked Questions”

AI and Personal Data A Guide for DPOs “Frequently Asked Questions”

CEDPO AI Working Group16 June 2023 This guidance has been prepared by the Confederation of European Data Protection Organization’s AI and Data Working Group. It is aimed at data protection officers and answers, for them, the fundamental questions that will arise as their work inevitably intersects more and more with artificial intelligence and machine learning software. Artificial intelligence...

CEDPO considerations on EDPB Questionnaire on the designation and position of data protection officers

CEDPO considerations on EDPB Questionnaire on the designation and position of data protection officers

CEDPO has issued guidance for organisations invited to complete a Data Protection Officer (DPO) questionnaire by their respective Data Protection Authority. This questionnaire is a part of the European Data Protection Board's (EDPB) 2023 activities under the Coordinated Enforcement Framework (CEF). The focus is to gain a better understanding of the role and position of DPOs within these...

Where the Machines Meet the Data: The AI Act and its Implications for the GDPR

Where the Machines Meet the Data: The AI Act and its Implications for the GDPR

The interplay between the AI Act and the GDPR and its likely impact on data protection regulation, and, in particular, how it will affect the role of the data protection officer. In general terms, CEDPO has some concerns about the numerous legislative initiatives that the EU is enacting under the umbrella of its Data Strategy, and, specifically, how these new laws will interface with the role...

AI and Personal Data A Guide for DPOs “Frequently Asked Questions”

AI and Personal Data A Guide for DPOs “Frequently Asked Questions”

CEDPO AI Working Group16 June 2023 This guidance has been prepared by the Confederation of European Data Protection Organization’s AI and Data Working Group. It is aimed at data protection officers and answers, for them, the fundamental questions that will arise as their work inevitably intersects more and more with artificial intelligence and machine learning software. Artificial intelligence...

CEDPO considerations on EDPB Questionnaire on the designation and position of data protection officers

CEDPO considerations on EDPB Questionnaire on the designation and position of data protection officers

CEDPO has issued guidance for organisations invited to complete a Data Protection Officer (DPO) questionnaire by their respective Data Protection Authority. This questionnaire is a part of the European Data Protection Board's (EDPB) 2023 activities under the Coordinated Enforcement Framework (CEF). The focus is to gain a better understanding of the role and position of DPOs within these...

Where the Machines Meet the Data: The AI Act and its Implications for the GDPR

Where the Machines Meet the Data: The AI Act and its Implications for the GDPR

The interplay between the AI Act and the GDPR and its likely impact on data protection regulation, and, in particular, how it will affect the role of the data protection officer. In general terms, CEDPO has some concerns about the numerous legislative initiatives that the EU is enacting under the umbrella of its Data Strategy, and, specifically, how these new laws will interface with the role...

AI and Personal Data A Guide for DPOs “Frequently Asked Questions”

AI and Personal Data A Guide for DPOs “Frequently Asked Questions”

CEDPO AI Working Group16 June 2023 This guidance has been prepared by the Confederation of European Data Protection Organization’s AI and Data Working Group. It is aimed at data protection officers and answers, for them, the fundamental questions that will arise as their work inevitably intersects more and more with artificial intelligence and machine learning software. Artificial intelligence...

CEDPO considerations on EDPB Questionnaire on the designation and position of data protection officers

CEDPO considerations on EDPB Questionnaire on the designation and position of data protection officers

CEDPO has issued guidance for organisations invited to complete a Data Protection Officer (DPO) questionnaire by their respective Data Protection Authority. This questionnaire is a part of the European Data Protection Board's (EDPB) 2023 activities under the Coordinated Enforcement Framework (CEF). The focus is to gain a better understanding of the role and position of DPOs within these...

Where the Machines Meet the Data: The AI Act and its Implications for the GDPR

Where the Machines Meet the Data: The AI Act and its Implications for the GDPR

The interplay between the AI Act and the GDPR and its likely impact on data protection regulation, and, in particular, how it will affect the role of the data protection officer. In general terms, CEDPO has some concerns about the numerous legislative initiatives that the EU is enacting under the umbrella of its Data Strategy, and, specifically, how these new laws will interface with the role...

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