European Data Protection Board

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European Data Protection Board (EDPB) is independent body of the Union and shall have legal personality. EDPB shall ensure the consistent application of GDPR in EU/EEA and support cooperation among supervisory authorities in EU/EEA. EDPB is established on article 68 GDPR and is successor Working party 29 (W P29).

EDPB shall be represented by its Chair.  EDPB shall be composed of the head of one supervisory authority of each Member State and of the European Data Protection Supervisor, or their respective representatives.  The Commission shall have the right to participate in the activities and meetings of the EDPB without voting right.

Main tasks of EDPB:

  • monitor and ensure the correct application of GDPR,
  • advise the Commission on any issue related to the protection of personal data in the Union, including on any proposed amendment of GDPR,
  • promote the cooperation and the effective bilateral and multilateral exchange of information and best practices between the supervisory authorities,
  • issue guidelines, recommendations and best practices.

EDPB shall draw up an annual report regarding the protection of natural persons. The report shall be made public and be transmitted to the European Parliament, to the Council and to the Commission.



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