More information about the Authority

The secretariat

The Authority is supported by an administration, which is called "secretariat" in Belgian law.

Composition Mission

Sector committees

Sector committees have been established within the Privacy Data Protection Authority. The committees being composed of Authority members and experts familiar with the sector in question, they ensure that privacy is protected when personal data are processed in a specific sector.

More on the sector committees


As a data protection authority the Authority is not alone in Europe: there is a counterpart in every EU member state, which the Authority closely cooperates with in order to come to harmonised European positions and learn from colleagues' experiences. At a global scale, too, the Authority has a few counterparts and maintains contacts, both in working groups and during conferences.

More on international cooperation