Guidance from the European Data Protection Board

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) is an independent European body, which contributes to the consistent application of data protection rules throughout the European Union, and promotes cooperation between the EU’s data protection authorities. The EDPB is composed of representatives of the national data protection authorities, and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).

There are currently 13 Subgroups across varying topics, made up of individuals from each of the EU member states, who specialise in a specific area of data protection.

The Article 29 Working Party (Art. 29 WP) was the independent European working party that dealt with issues relating to the protection of privacy and personal data until 25 May 2018 (entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)) when it was replaced by the EDPB. During its first plenary meeting the EDPB endorsed the GDPR related Article 29 Working Party Guidelines.

This section contains guidance from the EDPB and the Article 29 Working Party on guidelines, recommendations and best practices in relation to the GDPR. This guidance promotes a common understanding of the GDPR across the European Union. It provides practical guidance and interpretative assistance in relation to specific articles under the GDPR.