Article 29 Working Party

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 European Commission is in the process of creating a new, unified web presence and this will replace our website. At present it can therefore not be updated, but all existing information can be consulted via the usual link.

For the time being news and updates are posted in a Newsroom, which can be reached via the website DG Justice and Consumers, Data Protection and Article 29 WP or via this link.

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 and vice-chairmen. 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(36 kB)  and its taskspdf(25 kB)  are laid down in:

Plenary meetings


The Article 29 Working Party welcomes comments on the data breach notification and profiling guidelines. Such comments should be sent to the following addresses by 28 November 2017 at the latest. and

Please note that, by submitting your comments, you will accept and approve the possible publication of such comments.

Should these comments also contain personal data, and you do not object to the publication of such data, please include the following sentence, either at the end of your comments, or in the covering message: I/we hereby consent to the publication of personal data contained in this/the attached document.

Should these comments also contain personal data/business secrets and/or any other data you do not wish to be made public please also provide us with a non-confidential version of your comments.



The comments should be sent to the following addresses: and

Letters, Opinions and other documents 

Updated Binding Corporate Rules and Members' lists