The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (also Article 29 Working Party and WP29) was the advisory body that brought together the national data protection authorities of the Member States as well as the European Data Protection Supervisor.
It was the "Working Party on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data." It was established by the Article 29 of the EU Directive on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the Free Movement of such Data.
It was one of the bodies competent for interpreting the provisions of the EU Directive on the Protection of Personal Data. It carried out this task by issuing recommendations, opinions and working documents on different aspects of the EU Directive on the Protection of Personal Data. The Article 29 Working Party was composed of representatives of the national data protection authorities of the EU Member States, representatives of the European Data Protection Supervisor and representatives of the European Commission.
All documents related to the former Article 29 Working Party remain available here .
- Opinion 1/2008 on Data Protection Issues Related to Search Engines
- Opinion 01/2017 on the Proposed Regulation for the ePrivacy
- Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work
- Opinion 4/2007 on the Concept of Personal Data
- Opinion 5/2009 on Online Social Networking
- Opinion 05/2014 on Anonymisation Techniques
- Opinion 06/2014 on the notion of legitimate interests of the data controller under Article 7 of Directive 95/46/EC
- Opinion 08/2001 on the processing of personal data in the employment context
- Opinion 8/2014 on Recent Developments on the Internet of Things
- Working Document on Determining the International Application of EU Data Protection Law to Personal Data Processing on the Internet by Non-EU Based Websites
- Working document on the surveillance of electronic communications in the workplace