What is the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party?
The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29) was an independent advisory body on data protection and privacy made up of an advisory member from each data protection authority. This Working Party was set up under Article 29 of Directive 95/46/EC. Its tasks are described in Article 30 of Directive 95/46/EC and Article 15 of Directive 2002/58/EC.
On 5/25/2018 the EDPB replaced the WP29. EDPB has endorsed many of the WP29 guidelines.
The Article 29 Working Party provided opinions on privacy and data protection. Some examples of important data protection and privacy opinions:
- Article 29 Data Protection Working Party 01248/07/EN WP 136 Opinion 4/2007 on the concept of personal data https://iapp.org/media/pdf/resource_center/wp136_concept-of-personal-data_06-2007.pdf
- Guidelines on Automated individual decision-making and Profiling for the purposes of Regulation 2016/679 http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/document.cfm?doc_id=47742
- Article 29 Working Party Opinion 2/2010 on online behavioural advertising https://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/documentation/opinion-recommendation/files/2010/wp171_en.pdf
Article 29 Working Party Archives 1997-2016 https://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/documentation/index_en.htm
The Article 29 Working Party Ceased to Exist as of May 25, 2018 https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=629492