Article 29 Working Party

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News

29-11-2017
The WP29 established a taskforce on the UBER data breach case. This taskforce, led by the Dutch DPA, will be composed at this stage of representatives from the French, Italian, Spanish, Belgian and German DPAs as well as from the ICO and will coordinate the national investigations on this important issue.

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

Guidelines

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

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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 Article 29 Working Party welcomes comments on the Working document on Adequacy Referential (wp254) and on the Working Documents on Binding Corporate Rules for Controllers (wp256) and for Processors (wp257). Such comments should be sent to the following addresses by 17 January 2018 at the latest.

JUST-ARTICLE29WP-SEC@ec.europa.eu and presidenceg29@cnil.fr.

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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 Article 29 Working Party welcomes comments on the Guidelines on Consent under Regulation 2016/679 (wp259) and on the Guidelines on Transparency under Regulation 2016/679 (wp260). Such comments should be sent to the following addresses by 23 January 2018 at the latest.

JUST-ARTICLE29WP-SEC@ec.europa.eu and presidenceg29@cnil.fr.

 

ADOPTED GUIDELINES

CLOSED GUIDELINES

 

Letters, Opinions and other documents 

Updated Binding Corporate Rules and Members' lists