Our International Work

As part of its European functions, the Data Protection Commission also supports the work of the following international bodies:

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. It was preceded by the Article 29 Working Party.

Customs Information System (CIS): The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), the CIS Supervision Coordination Group and the Customs Joint Supervisory Authority supervise data processed within the CIS to ensure compliance with data protection legislation.

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)/Europol Cooperation Board (ECB): The EDPS is designated as the supervisor of personal data processing since 1 May 2017. The EDPS cooperates closely with national supervisory authorities through a Europol Cooperation Board (ECB).

Coordinated Supervision Committee (CSC): The Coordinated Supervision Committee (CSC) is a group comprised of national data protection supervisory authorities and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). The CSC was established within the framework of the European Data Protection Board (“the Board”) to ensure coordinated supervision of certain large scale IT systems and EU bodies, offices and agencies.

EURODAC Supervision Coordination Group: This Group ensures that the sharing of personal data relating to asylum seekers between EU countries takes place in a manner that respects data protection rights.

Schengen (SIS II) Supervision Coordination Group: This Group ensures that personal data within the European Schengen Information System is processed in a manner that respects privacy rights.