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

AFCDP University for DPOs

AFCDP University for DPOs

After the success of the 2021 edition, which was an all-virtual event, the AFCDP University for DPOs will return in 2022 in a mixed format. The 16th edition of the University will take place with: a one-day "face-to-face" event on February 10, 2022 at the Maison de la Chimie, Paris 6 monthly half-day digital sessions from 2pm to 5pm on the following dates: 25 March - 29 April - 20 May - 30...

PR!VACY ROMANIA (2022) – 20-21 January 2022

PR!VACY ROMANIA (2022) – 20-21 January 2022

In its second edition, the National Conference on Privacy and Data Protection PR!VACY ROMANIA (2022) is organized online from 20-21 January 2022, managing to mobilize and coagulate the main actors in this field, facilitating and encouraging dialogue between participants. The event is organized byCEDPO Member ASCPD (Romanian Association of Privacy and Data Protection Specialists) in partnership...

Privacy News 17/12/2021

Privacy News 17/12/2021

European Union Commission publishes its adequacy decision pursuant to Art. 45 of the GPDR for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the Republic of Korea You can read the press release here and the decision here.   EDPB adopts statement on its guidelines The EDPB adopted, on 16 December 2021, a statement on cooperation on the elaboration of guidelines. According to the EDPB, its...

Data Protection Weekly 14/2022

European Union EDPB releases statement on EU-US data flows political agreement The EDPB published on 6 April 2022, a statement welcoming the agreement in principle on the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework between the EU and the U.S. For EDPB Chair Andrea Jelinek, the proposed data flows framework and the commitment of the U.S. highest authorities to establish unprecedented measures is a...

Data Protection Weekly 13/2022

European Union European Commission publishes factsheet on new transatlantic data transfer framework The European Commission released, on 25 March 2022, statement and factsheet on the 'agreement in principle' for a new transatlantic data transfer framework. NOYB issued, on 25 March 2022, a statement following the announcement. In its statement, NOYB noted that it expects the development of a...

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,...

Data Protection Weekly 12/2022

European Union EDPB adopts guidelines on Article 60 GDPR, guidelines on dark patterns and a toolbox The EDPB announced, on 15 March 2022, that it had adopted guidelines on article 60 of the GDPR, guidelines on dark patterns in social media platform interfaces, a toolbox on essential data protection safeguards for enforcement cooperation  between the European Economic Area and third country...

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 14/2022

European Union EDPB releases statement on EU-US data flows political agreement The EDPB published on 6 April 2022, a statement welcoming the agreement in principle on the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework between the EU and the U.S. For EDPB Chair Andrea Jelinek, the proposed data flows framework and the commitment of the U.S. highest authorities to establish unprecedented measures is a...

Data Protection Weekly 13/2022

European Union European Commission publishes factsheet on new transatlantic data transfer framework The European Commission released, on 25 March 2022, statement and factsheet on the 'agreement in principle' for a new transatlantic data transfer framework. NOYB issued, on 25 March 2022, a statement following the announcement. In its statement, NOYB noted that it expects the development of a...

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