More information about the Authority
The Data Protection Authority
The Data Protection Authority (DPA) is an independent body ensuring the protection of privacy when personal data are processed.
The DPA is the successor of the Commission for the protection of privacy as of 25/05/2018 and was established by the Belgian Federal House of Representatives with the Act of 3 December 2017 establishing the Data Protection Authority.
Model identity card
The inspector-general and the inspectors of the Data Protection Authority must be in possession of the proof of identity of their office when carrying out their duties, which they must present promptly upon request
Internal rules of procedure
On 20/12/2018, the Belgian Federal House of Representatives approved the internal rules of procedure and the transitional rules of procedure of the Data Protection Authority.
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.
- The Authority
- Article 29 Working Party on the protection of personal data
- European Data Protection Supervisor
- Customs Information System Joint Supervisory Authority
- Europol Joint Supervisory Body
- Schengen Joint Supervisory Authority
- Visa Information System (VIS)
- Global Privacy Enforcement Network
- Working Party on Police en Justice
- European Conference on Data Protection
- Berlin Group
- International Conference of Data Protection and Authorityers
- Conference of the Association francophone des autorités de protection des données personnelles