National data protection authority

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There are across the world several National data protection authorities, which are authorities tasked with information privacy. In the European Union and the EFTA member countries their status was formalized by the Data Protection Directive[1] and they were involved in the Madrid Resolution.

This project is a part of the work of the International Law Commission of the United Nations.

Authorities by group of states[edit]

  • On the European level, it is the G29 and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). The process was backed in 2005 by the Council of Europe, during the World Summit on the Information Society (Tunis, November 2005), and in 2006/2007 within forums on Internet governance (Athens 2006, Rio 2007).
  • On the 12th of June of 2007, OECD recommendation regarding "trans-frontier cooperation for legislations protecting privacy enforcement" was adopted. It aimed in particular to "improve national Privacy law enforcements so that national authorities can better cooperate with foreign authorities and put in place efficient international mechanisms to ease trans-frontier cooperation for legislations protecting privacy enforcement".
  • An Ibero-American network of data protection exists. In May of 2008, during its 6th meeting, in Colombia, its declaration asking international conferences on data protection and privacy to "pursue their efforts, regardless of their geographical location, in order to adopt common legal instruments".
  • Another network is that of the Central and Eastern data protection authority (CEDPA). This network has expressed its will to pursue and strengthen its activities within the CEDPA, notably to elaborate common solutions and assist new members with the establishment of data protection legislation. That was during the June of 2008 meeting in Poland.

List of national data protection authorities[edit]

European Economic Area[edit]

Europe[edit]

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Oceania[edit]

North America[edit]

South America[edit]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Article 28 of EU directive 95/46/EC
  2. ^ https://www.ldi.nrw.de/mainmenu_Service/submenu_Links/Inhalt2/Aufsichtsbehoerden/Aufsichtsbehoerden.php
  3. ^ http://www.justice.gov.za/inforeg/
  4. ^ "Brazil's Temer creates data protection agency - official gazette". Reuters. 2018-12-28. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  5. ^ http://www.rnp.hn
  6. ^ http://www.iaip.gob.hn

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