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

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...

Privacy News 10/12/2021

Privacy News 10/12/2021

National Authorities Germany: Administrative Court of Wiesbaden issues preliminary decision prohibiting University from using Cookiebot The Administrative Court of Wiesbaden issued, on 6 December 2021, a press release on its preliminary decision  where it prohibited the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences from using Cybot A/S's consent management platform Cookiebot CMP. The Court found that...

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 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...

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...

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...

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