Cooperation between national authorities to implement the GDPR – Afep’s position 

AFEP welcomes the publication of this long awaited proposal for a regulation to facilitate the handling of cases involving the cross-border processing of personal data. 

However, this draft is a source of imbalance between the parties and calls into question the rights of defence, which needs to be corrected. 

To this end, AFEP supports the following measures in particular: 

– Specify the preliminary information that must be communicated by the complainant to the supervisory authority; 

– Inform the entity that is the subject of a complaint from the first stage of the investigation and afterwards at each stage, particularly during exchanges between supervisory authorities, so that it can fully exercise its rights of defence; 

– Clarify the conditions under which the parties may agree to an amicable settlement.