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The GDPR Consistency Mechanism, Lecture 1

The GDPR Consistency Mechanism

The GDPR establishes a consistency mechanism to ensure the regulation is consist­ently applied throughout the Member States, whereby the supervisory authorities cooperate with each other and, where relevant, with the Commission. The consist­ency mechanism is used in two situations. The first concerns EDPB opinions in cases where a competent supervisory authority intends to adopt measures, such as a list of processing operations requiring a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), or to determine standard contractual clauses. The second concerns EDPB binding deci­sions for supervising authorities in one-stop-shop cases and where a supervising authority does not follow or does not request an opinion from the EDPB.