Global Privacy Assembly

The Global Privacy Assembly is an international forum with more than 130 data protection and privacy authorities. The GPA´s vision is to build and maintain 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 Global Privacy Assembly first met in 1979 as the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners and, for almost four decades now, it has provided international leadership in data protection and privacy.


The Assembly 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.

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