The EBF Annual Data Protection Officers Forum reaches its fourth Edition
BRUSSELS, 18 December 2023 – The European Banking Federation (EBF) held the fourth edition of the Data Protection Officers Forum (DPO Forum) on November 30, 2023, in Brussels. The event brought together over 45 DPOs from 18 countries across Europe, along with representatives from Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), the European Commission, and other institutions.
This year’s edition was organized in partnership with TRUST aWARE, a European Commission-funded project dedicated to providing a holistic and effective Digital Security & Privacy (S&P) framework. This framework includes a range of novel and integrated tools and services co-created by citizens and stakeholders to identify, audit, analyze, prevent, and mitigate the impact of various S&P threats associated with citizens’ digital activities. Notable developments from TRUST aWARE include a reporting capability designed to provide insights about security and privacy threats to DPOs, DPAs, and Cybersecurity Emergency Response Teams (CERTs).
The primary objectives of the annual EBF DPO Forum are to delve into practical challenges stemming from the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and to facilitate the exchange of best practices.
This year’s edition dived into several topics, including the role of DPOs in embedding Artificial Intelligence (AI) into banking processes and the potential and challenges of generative AI. Additionally, participants engaged in discussions about best practices on the right of access within the current regulatory framework, and in particular the interplay with sectoral requirements. Finally, DPOs also explored data protection aspects in different initiatives on the European digital finance agenda, including the Digital Euro, Payment Services Regulation (PSR), and the Financial Data Access Regulation (FIDA).
The fourth edition of the DPO Forum underscores the importance of collaborative efforts in navigating the evolving landscape of data protection and digital privacy. The exchange of knowledge and best practices facilitated by the EBF contributes to strengthening the role of DPOs in addressing emerging challenges and ensuring robust compliance.
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The European Banking Federation is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together national banking associations from across Europe. The EBF is committed to a thriving European economy that is underpinned by a stable, secure and inclusive financial ecosystem, and to a flourishing society where financing is available to fund the dreams of citizens, businesses and innovators everywhere.
European Banking Federation
The European Banking Federation is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together national banking associations from across Europe. The federation is committed to a thriving European economy that is underpinned by a stable, secure and inclusive financial ecosystem, and to a flourishing society where financing is available to fund the dreams of citizens, businesses and innovators everywhere.
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