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What you need to know about the tasks/ roles/ composition/ management binding decision making/ opinions and guidelines of the EDPB., Lecture 1

What you need to know about the tasks, roles, composition, management, binding decision making, opinions and guidelines of the EDPB.

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) replaces the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We have often mentioned the Article 29 Working Party or WP29 when it publishes another set of guidelines for the implementation and enforcement of the GDPR. We also often refer to the European Data Protection Board, known as EDPB and in the GDPR text ‘the Board’.

For some people it’s a bit confusing so a quick look at the European Data Protection Board and why we report on the guidelines of the WP29.

Simply put, with the GDPR comes a European Data Protection Board, which has several roles and responsibilities. This European Data Protection Board replaces the Article 29 Working Party or WP29. Yet, at the same time the WP29 also prepares the start of the European Data Protection Board by bringing various national data protection authorities (a.k.a. DPAs) together and transforming itself into the EDPB. One of the tasks of the European Data Protection Board is advising the EU Commission on issues regarding the protection of personal data in the EU.

The European Data Protection Board is composed of the head of one supervisory authority of each Member State and of the European Data Protection Supervisor, or their respective representatives (GDPR).