The Information and Data Protection Commissioner attended the 21st Meeting of the Central and Eastern Europe Data Protection Authorities (CEEDPA). This event held online over two days, gathered representatives of supervisory institutions from 19 members to this network.

Discussion focused on sharing experiences in various important areas such as the Accountability mechanisms, protection of personal data in a post-Covid-19 world, EU and CoE data protection standards – implementation and transborder challenges, or toward better protection of children’s personal data – key principles and challenges. The Information and Data Protection Commissioner’s Office was represented in two discussion panels, where it shared its experiences vis-à-vis the process of alignment of our national legislation with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the DP Law Enforcement Directive by virtue of implementing an EU funded Twinning Project. It also reflected on its institutional activity in the context of raising the awareness and promoting children’s rights and the protection of their personal data in the digital environment.

The event celebrated the 20th anniversary of the network, which was established upon initiative of the Polish Data Protection Authority, and comprises members from supervisory authorities of Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Moldova, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and Ukraine.