Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010.02.24



1st Meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Data Protection

The Ad Hoc Working Group on Data Protection was established with the Rules of Procedure for Evaluations in the Area of Data Protection, adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 17 November 2009 in Brussels. This Working Group will agree upon all details for the execution of the specific evaluations and will monitor the respecting of the provisions from the Convention with regard to data protection.
The first meeting of the Working Group focused on its role and working arrangements. Furthermore, presentations about the European Data Protection Authority, the state of play regarding data protection evaluations executed by Europol in Southeast Europe and the content as well as procedure of Schengen evaluations in the area of data protection were held. The presentations gave the participants a more in-depth view. The Questionnaires on Data Protection completed by the Contracting Parties, and already presented at the meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Border Management on 20-23 January 2009, were reviewed in order to depict changes that have occured in the past year and give an insight into the future steps to be taken. 

Chaired by Slovenia from 01 January to 30 June 2024 / Next Chairmanship (1 July - 31 December 2024) by Albania