Data Protection and International Organisations

One of the EDPS’ priorities is to generate and foster global partnerships in the field of data protection.

One way for the EDPS to pursue this goal is to co-organise, on a regular basis, workshops dedicated to data protection with International Organisations. These workshops, initiated in 2005, are an opportunity for all International Organisations to exchange their experiences and views on the most pressing issues they are facing.

Over the years, the relevance and significance of these workshops have grown consistently. This confirms the need for this platform for International Organisations to engage, share best practices and discuss common challenges, as well as increasing awareness on the importance of protecting individuals’ personal data around the world.

Co-organising a workshop with a different International Organisation each time gives room to discuss a variety of topics, from processing sensitive data relating to refugees, to artificial intelligence and biometric data for example.

For More Information

  • Publications

Blogpost: Working with international organisations to lead the way in data protection

EDPS Newsletter: Data Protection within International Organisations

EDPS Newsletter: Engaging international organisations

  • Previous workshops

Online Workshop: Data Protection within International Organisations 2020

Workshop: the EDPS and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) 2019

Workshop: The EDPS and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2018

Online Workshop: The EDPS and the International Organisation for Migration in 2017

Workshop: The EDPS and the International Committee of the Red Cross in 2016

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