The requirements of EU data protection related regulations are increasingly complex placing additional demands and challenges on DPOs and Data Protection Professionals (DPPs). The CEDPO Working Groups (WG) will work towards providing guidance on the interpretation and implementation of GDPR provisions as well as their interoperability and overlap with other data protection related regulations such as the A.I. Act for enhanced data protection policies and practical guidance.
The Working Groups consist of volunteers from the CEDPO member organisations and will be guided by an elected Chair and a Vice-Chair from within the group. Interested parties can apply at their CEDPO member association in order to participate in WG activities at European Level. Please note that WG membership requirements might differ between CEDPO member associations.
If you want to provide feedback to WG publications or if you have general questions on group activities please refer to the respective Chair or Vice-Chair of the WG.
The forthcoming EU Artificial Intelligence Act (the ‘A.I. Act’) seeks to address risks to (personal) data created by A.I. applications, particularly in what concerns high-risk applications, setting clear requirements for A.I. systems for high risk applications and defining specific obligations for A.I. users and providers of high risk applications.
The CEDPO A.I. working group (A.I. WG) will look to address the impact of the eventual A.I. Act, and any related A.I. regulation, on the DPO function, as well as on personal data within the context of existing GDPR obligations.
DPO Working Group
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) launched its 2023 coordinated enforcement action, involving 26 Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) across the EEA. The EDPB action focuses on the role, designation, and positioning of Data Protection Officers (DPOs) within organizations. DPOs are crucial intermediaries ensuring compliance with data protection laws and promoting the effective protection of data subject rights. The CEDPO DPO working group (WG) will look to identify challenges faced by DPOs, and compare findings with those of the EDPB. It will also be a long-term WG to work on a better definition of the role, status and tasks of the DPO in the EU and to ensure that the difficulties or problems encountered by DPOs in carrying out their tasks are taken into account. The beneficiaries of the WG work and outputs will be primarily the DPP and DPO professionals of the CEDPO member organisations. Secondary beneficiaries may include regulatory agencies and other interested parties upon decision by the CEDPO member organisations.