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Data Protection Commission

Article 29 Working Party

The Article 29 Working Party is made up of all the EU Data Protection Commissioners and a representative of the EU Commission. The Working Party is independent and acts in an advisory capacity. It seeks to harmonise the application of data protection rules throughout the EU, and publishes opinions and recommendations on various data protection topics.

The European Data Protection Authorities, assembled in the Article 29 Working Party, are looking forward to the Communication that the European Commission will issue shortly on the Review of the Data Protection Regulatory Framework.

Press release of 18th October, 2010.