About the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) is a worldwide annual forum at which independent regulators on privacy, data protection and freedom of information adopt high level resolutions and recommendations addressed to governments and international organisations.

Moreover, the ICDPPC vision is to 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 Conference first met in 1979 and for almost four decades now, it has provided international leadership to data protection, privacy and freedom of information. It does so by connecting the efforts of 115 privacy and data protection authorities from across the globe.

The programme of ICDPPC consists of a closed session and a public session. The closed session is attended by accredited members and observers; the public session is attended by these members and observers in addition to a wider audience from the data protection and privacy community, industry, civil society, academia and government representatives.

ICDPPC consists of a 5 member governance body called the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee comprises an elected Chair, two elected members, and, in an ex-officio capacity, the hosts of the previous and next conferences.

For more detailed information about the ICDPPC and past conferences, please visit the website.