Data protection authority, commissioner or regulator | DPA

///Data protection authority, commissioner or regulator | DPA
Data protection authority, commissioner or regulator | DPA 2018-07-24T22:15:12+00:00

Are you looking for the website of a data protection authority (DPA), commissioner or regulator? They have different names but they all perform a similar function. The names include the regulator, commissioner, commission, directorate, office, authority, and supervisor. This is who might investigate you, search your offices, fine you or sue you for damages. This (together with data subjects) could be your adversary. It is important to be aware of who they are.

Know thy enemy

Some regulate just privacy or data protection, whilst others regulate both data protection and access to (or freedom of) information.

List of data protection authorities, commissioners or regulators (DPAs)

Africa

United Kingdom

Americas

European Union

Australia and New Zealand

Asia

Middle East

Other places to find a data protection authority (DPA), commissioner or regulator

The European authorities are well documented. The International Conference of DPAs and the GPEN website are useful resources for finding a DPA. The Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) was established to foster cross-border co-operation among privacy authorities and is an important network that represents many authorities around the world.