European Association of Data Protection Professionals

On the 28th of November 2018 the European Association of Data Protection Professionals (EADPP) was founded in Maastricht, The Netherlands. This initiative to advance the data protection profession in Europe is based on the premise of professionalism set forth in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Primary aim

The primary aim of the EADPP is to facilitate, organise, structure, and represent European data protection professionals based on European perspectives and the principles of the GDPR.

In this light, our two first initiatives will be to create an EADPP certificate for data protection professionals and to secure proper representation at all relevant levels of the European Union.


It is our goal to reach the number of 3,000 members across Europe by the end of 2019.

Therefore the EADPP cordially invites all data protection professionals active within the EEA to apply for (free)* membership of the European Association of Data Protection Professionals. If you are interested to join this unique EU-based initiative, you can apply here.

* For the year 2019 there is no membership fee. From 2020 onwards, it will be you who, via your voting rights in the General Assembly, will decide on the imposition and amount of the membership fee.

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