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

Lake Como CEDPO Statement

Lake Como CEDPO Statement

Lake Como CEDPO Statement CEDPO held its first in person board meeting of the post COVID pandemic era on the banks of Lake Como. The objectives of the meeting were (i) to discuss the current European data protection legislative landscape, (ii) take stock of member observations and activities, and (iii) define common priorities and objectives for the CEDPO work program of 2022-2023. There were 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,...

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...

Lake Como CEDPO Statement

Lake Como CEDPO Statement

Lake Como CEDPO Statement CEDPO held its first in person board meeting of the post COVID pandemic era on the banks of Lake Como. The objectives of the meeting were (i) to discuss the current European data protection legislative landscape, (ii) take stock of member observations and activities, and (iii) define common priorities and objectives for the CEDPO work program of 2022-2023. There were 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,...

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...

Lake Como CEDPO Statement

Lake Como CEDPO Statement

Lake Como CEDPO Statement CEDPO held its first in person board meeting of the post COVID pandemic era on the banks of Lake Como. The objectives of the meeting were (i) to discuss the current European data protection legislative landscape, (ii) take stock of member observations and activities, and (iii) define common priorities and objectives for the CEDPO work program of 2022-2023. There were 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,...

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...

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