The European Data Protection Supervisor (“EDPS”) Giovanni Buttarelli addressed European DPOs at the Annual ASSO DPO conference on 8 May 2017 stating that DPOs, DPAs and national legislators needed to “do their homework” on the incoming GDPR legislation. The EDPS stated that some GDPR concepts were still unclear, that further guidance could be expected and the WP29 should issue guidance on certifications by the end of 2017. Organisations should note the comments of the EDPS to DPOs.

Information from the ASSO DPO Congress can be accessed here.