In order to support the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers is establishing a new expert group to be comprised of various stakeholders including academics, legal practitioners and organisations. The 27-member group will support the early preparation of possible implementing and/or delegated acts, and provide stakeholders with an opportunity to share their experiences in applying the GDPR. As Datonomy readers will already be familiar, there are a number of issues in the GDPR where there is scope for the detailed application to be fleshed out by means of these Commission-made measures. Organisations may well want to take the opportunity to influence this detail.

Specifically, this year the Commission intends to launch studies on certification mechanisms and standardised icons in order to assess whether there would be added value in adopting delegated and/or implementing acts in these areas. The Commission would therefore like to obtain input on the assessment from various stakeholders in the context of the expert group.

Interested organisations must apply by June 2 to JUST-C3-MULTISTAKEHOLDER-GDPR@ec.europa.eu. Successful applicants will serve three-year terms and will meet four times a year to discuss GDPR-related topics. Find the call for application document here.