Insights European Data Protection Board adopts new Work Programme 2023-2024 and sets out priorities

On adopting its Word Programme for 2023-2024, the EDPB said that it will continue to prioritise enforcement, building on initiatives such as the Coordinated Enforcement Framework, cases of strategic importance, and the Support Pool of Experts. In addition, the EDPB says that it will keep developing guidance to support and encourage Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) to use of the full range of cooperation tools at their disposal, such as the mutual assistance duty.

The EDPB also said that it will add to its existing catalogue of circa 200 data protection documents and continue its core work on harmonising and facilitating compliance. Amongst other things, the EDPB will continue to ensure consistency of decisions by national DPAs via binding decisions under Article 65 of the GDPR and to advise the EU legislator on data protection related matters, such as adequacy decisions.

In addition, the EDPB said that it will provide further guidance and develop awareness-raising tools on the GDPR for a wider audience. Further, the EDPB intends to develop new guidance, such as on the interplay between the AI Act and the GDPR and on the use of social media by public bodies. To read the EDPB’s press release in full and for links to the new Word Programme and the EDPB’s strategic objectives, click here.