The Conference’s vision is an environment in which privacy and data protection authorities around the world are able effectively to fulfil their mandates, both individually and in concert, through diffusion of knowledge and supportive connections. This vision in part of a Conference strategic plan that also includes a mission statement, strategic priorities and an action plan.

In 2015 the Conference adopted its second strategic plan in four parts.

A. The Mission is split into two parts:

  • The vision – a description of state of affairs that the Conference hopes to reach: an end-point or goal.
  • The mission – a statement of the Conference’s rationale, applicable now as well as in the future; the mission is the means of successfully achieving the vision.

B. The strategic priorities

The Conference has set itself four high level priorities to allow actions to be focused and more effective: strengthening our connections, working with partners; advancing global privacy in a digital age; completing conference capacity building and assessing our effectiveness. As the second strategic plan these priorities are aimed at enhancing the Conference’s capacity for action.

C. The Action plan

The action plan outlines practical goals to achieve in the relevant time-span. Each action supports one or more strategic direction.

The Conference’s mission

The Vision:

An environment in which privacy and data protection authorities around the world are able effectively to act to fulfil their mandates, both individually and in concert, through diffusion of knowledge and supportive connections.

The Mission:
The Conference seeks:

  • To be an outstanding global forum for privacy and data protection authorities.
  • To disseminate knowledge, and provide practical assistance, to help authorities more effectively to perform their mandates.
  • To provide leadership at international level in data protection and privacy.
  • To connect and support efforts at domestic and regional level, and in other international forums, to enable authorities better to protect and promote privacy and data protection.

The first strategic plan in three parts was adopted at the 35th Conference in 2013.