The primary objectives of the Working Party are to provide expert opinion from Member States level on questions related to data protection and to promote a uniform application of the general principles of the Directives in all Member States through co-operation between data protection supervisory authorities.
A report on the situation regarding the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data in the Community and in third countries is published annually.
Assist the Commission in relation to the implementation of existing Union legislation, programmes and policies
Coordinate with Member States, exchange of views
Provides expertise to the Commission when preparing implementing measures, i.e. before the Commission submits these draft measures to a comitology committee
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 and on the free movement of such data