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Article 29 Working Party

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The material (opinions, working documents, letters etc.) issued by the Article 29 Working Party (Art. 29 WP), available on this website reflect the views only of the Art. 29 WP which has an advisory status and acts independently. They do not reflect the position of the European Commission.

Please note that it is the policy of the Art. 29 WP to publish on its website the correspondence it receives, as well as its response to such correspondence. Should you not wish that your correspondence, or the response of the Art. 29 WP, be published, in full or in part, either for reasons of business confidentiality, protection of personal data or other legitimate reason, please indicate in advance such reason/s, as well as the parts of the correspondence to which this applies.

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party was set up under the Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data Choose translations of the previous link  and on the free movement of such data.

It has advisory status and acts independently.

Composition & Structure

"The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party is composed of:

  • a representative of the supervisory authority (ies) designated by each EU country;
  • a representative of the authority (ies) established for the EU institutions and bodies;
  • a representative of the European Commission.

The Working Party elects its chairman Choose translations of the previous link  and vice-chairmen Choose translations of the previous link . The chairman's and vice-chairmen's term of office is two years. Their appointment is renewable.

The Working Party's secretariat is provided by the Commission.

Rules of procedure

The Working Party has adopted its own rules of procedurepdf Choose translations of the previous link  and its taskspdf Choose translations of the previous link  are laid down in: