Works of the European Data Protection Board
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) under Art. 70 of the Regulation 2016/679 shall ensure the consistent application of this legal act. On 4 June 2019, the English version of the approved Guidelines 1/2019 on Codes of Conduct and Monitoring Bodies under Regulation 2016/679 was adopted, the Polish translation of which is being prepared. From 19 February, when the first version of the Guidelines was published, to 4 April 2019 consultations of this document were carried out, in which participated also Polish entities.
The approved Guidelines provide interpretative assistance and practical guidance concerning the GDPR provisions on codes. They clarify the rules and procedures involved in the preparation, approval and publication of codes at the national and European level.
This approach is aimed at ensuring consistency within the entire European Union and transparency of activities undertaken by national personal data protection authorities in connection with the drawing up of codes. The criteria established by data protection authorities will allow to handle requests for accreditation of monitoring bodies.