The EADPP was launched on November 29 in the Dutch city of Utrecht, where more than 150 data protection professionals attended the proceedings. It is the intention of the EADPP to annually organise three Knowledge Meetings per branch and one European Conference. These events are about the exchange of practical experience among data protection professionals from a European perspective and within the context of the GDPR. 

Knowledge Meeting

A typical Knowledge Meeting involves a three-hour session with two keynote speakers, followed by two workshops and an EADPP benefactor representation. Each session is concluded with a networking event.

EADPP Conference

The annual EADPP Conference is a one-day European data protection event with multiple speakers and workshops, an EADPP benefactor exhibition and a social programme. 

EADPP General Assembly

The General Assembly is held in conjunction with the annual EADPP Conference.

Additional General Assembly

Dear Member,

The new General Assembly is planned on Friday 25 March 2022.

This is going to be a hybrid meeting; the live assembly will be in Brussels. We like to know who wants to join live and who will join online. We estimate we can accommodate about 40 people.

If you want to join in Brussels live let us know no later then the 11th that is the end of this week!

We had to shorten the period for announcing to all members.

Now we are finally there, it will be a short General Assembly the agenda is not long.

  1. Opening 
  2. Progress update by Transition Board 
  3. Approval of financial report 2020 and 2021
  4. Approval of proposed Certification Program and next steps
  5. Approval of Strategic Direction EADPP
  6. Approval of Organisational alignment 
  7. Approval of AoA Amendments 
  8. Election of Executive Board and Volunteers 
  9. Closing remarks 

For this GA we need a new round of members who want to attribute as committee or board member.

For a more detailed description of each role, the duties and responsibilities, they are delineated in the EADPP bylaws and house rules, which may be accessed at

The following board positions are eligible for direct election:

  1. Chair              (now Jaik Dekker interim)
  2. Secretary       (now Patricia del Carmen interim)
  3. Treasurer       (now Domini Pauly interim)

For the committees there is place for more members, on the site you can see more information. The committees will elect the remaining board members. The board will elect a Vice Chair from the Board members.

If you want to nominee yourself please fill the attached form and send it to your branch if your country has no branch you can send it to


On the 18th we will send a list of the nominee’s and more information about certification we can do this ourself as EADPP or we can join another party, we will send you information on that.


It is all a bit on short notice, but to give the next board ample time, there is a lot to be done, we should give them that time. And we don’t want to prolong the time of the interim board.

I hope and expect to see a lot of nominee statements because we are on the right way to become a association with a strong voice for Privacy Professionals in Europe.



See you on 25th  March at the GA


Jaik Dekker Interim Chair off the EADPP