More information about the Authority
The Data Protection Authority (DPA), better known as the Authority, is an independent body ensuring the protection of privacy when personal data are processed.
The Privacy Data Protection Authority was established by the Belgian Federal House of Representatives with the Act of 8 December 1992 (the so-called "Privacy Act").
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.
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
- The secretariat
- Sector Committees
- 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