The European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) held its first plenary meeting on May 25, 2018, the same day the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force.

The EDPB replaces the Article 29 Working Party, which was an advisory body made up of the various data protection authorities under the prior European Union (“EU”) data protection law. The EDPB is an independent European body composed of representatives of the national supervisory authorities of each EU member state and the European Data Protection Supervisor (“EDPS”). Its mission is to ensure the consistent application of EU privacy laws and to provide relevant guidance and direction in the area.

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