On this page you’ll find information on the current working groups, their conveners and current activities.

Data Protection Metrics Working Group (Update as on 23 June 2017)

A working group has been formed to achieve the aims of the Resolution on developing new metrics of data protection regulation which include to:.

  • develop internationally comparable metrics in relation to data protection and privacy; and
  • support the efforts of other international partners to make progress in this area.

Brief information was contained in the Secretariat’s message of 8 February 2017 setting up the group. The working group is currently identifying the most promising projects to undertake.

An ICDPPC Census with the purpose of providing a comprehensive snapshot of data protection and privacy authorities in 2017 has been sent to all ICDPPC members.   For more information read  ICDPPC Census 2017 Notes.  The text of the survey in PDF form is available here in  EnglishSpanish and French.  The deadline for completing the census has been extended from 20 April to 5 May.

If your office is unable to complete the survey online please request a Word document version from the Secretariat.

A small project has been undertaken to survey the statistical practices of selected authorities in relation to breach notification. The report of the results is available: Breach notification statistics survey report. The working group conveyor gave a presentation to an OECD expert workshop on this small project.

The working group is co-hosting a “Roundtable on an International Privacy Metrics Agenda” in Hong Kong on the margins of the 39th Conference.  For me details see the announcement here.


Digital Education Working Group (Update as on 25.01.2017)


Convener: Pascale RAULIN-SERRIER, Digital Education, CNIL

The working group has an active work-plan [FR] for 2017.

A few highlights of the current activities of the working group and some guidelines regarding the 2016-2017 roadmap are:

  • As a follow up of the adoption of the Marrakech “Resolution for the adoption of an international Competency Framework on Privacy Education” and the international Competency framework (18 October 2016), further stages are planned in relation to this new training framework:
    – Promoting its dissemination and use in school curricula and teacher training;
    – Adapting it according to various age groups and with available tailor-made resources for education professionals;
    – Designing and proposing pathways for training educational staff in data protection
  • The DEWG will also examine the question of the development and widespread use on the part of educators and their students, of eLearning platforms, online services and apps dedicated to the education community with regard to Privacy issues.

A fuller update as at 25 January 2017 is available here.


Future size and membership of Conference

Information available on the project page: Future Size and Membership of Conference.


Privacy and Humanitarian Action Working Group (Update as on 17 July 2017)

Convener: Catherine Lennman, Federal Data Protection Authority, Switzerland and Marine Revel, AFAPDP

A few highlights of the current activities of the working group:

  • Participation in a workshop on data protection within international organisations on 11 May in Geneva;
  • Co-operating with international humanitarian actors in developing guidance, particularly through the working series on Data Protection and Humanitarian Action co-led by the ICRC and the Brussels Privacy Hub. The handbook on data protection in humanitarian action is available here.
  • The handbook will be presented at the 10th AFAPDP Conference on 4th September in Tunisia, 39th Conference on 27th September in Hong Kong and 35th Plenary of the Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data on 22-24 November in Strasbourg.