European Data Protection Board

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The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) is an independent European body whose purpose is to ensure consistent application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)[1] and to promote cooperation among the EU’s data protection authorities. On 25 May 2018, the EDPB replaced the Article 29 Working Party.[2]

Tasks[edit]

The EDPB remit[3] includes:

  • issuing guidelines, recommendations and identifying best practices related to the interpretation and application of the GDPR,[4]
  • advising the European Commission on matters related to the protection of personal data in the European Economic Area (EEA),
  • adopting opinions to ensure the consistency of application of the GDPR by the national supervisory authorities, in particular on decisions having cross-border effects,
  • acting as a dispute resolution body in case of dispute between the national authorities cooperating on enforcement in the context of cross-border cases,
  • encouraging the development of codes of conduct and establishing certification mechanisms in the field of data protection,
  • promoting cooperation and effective exchange of information and good practices among national supervisory authorities.

Chairmanship[edit]

The European Data Protection Board is represented by its Chair who is elected from the members of the Board by simple majority for a five-year term, renewable once. The same election procedure and term of office apply to the two deputy chairs.

Currently, the Chairmanship of the Board is held by:[5]

  • Andrea Jelinek, Chair,
  • Ventsislav Karadjov, Deputy Chair
  • Aleid Wolfsen, Deputy Chair

EDPB Members[edit]

The Board is composed of representatives of the 27 EU and 3 EEA EFTA national data protection authorities and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).[6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Smith, John (January 10, 2018). "Article 29 Working Party". European Data Protection Board - European Data Protection Board.
  3. ^ "Art. 70 GDPR, Tasks of the Board".
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ Smith, John (January 10, 2018). "About EDPB". European Data Protection Board - European Data Protection Board.
  6. ^ "European Data Protection Supervisor". European Data Protection Supervisor - European Data Protection Supervisor.