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The Global Privacy Assembly first met in 1979 as the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. The Assembly has been the premier global forum for data protection and privacy authorities for more than four decades.

The Assembly seeks to provide leadership at international level in data protection and privacy. It does this by connecting the efforts of more than 130 data protection and privacy authorities from across the globe.

This website provides a permanent repository of core Assembly documentation and select information about the Assembly’s past and current activities and future plans.


Newsletter, next conference updates, updates from working groups, events calendar, Global Privacy and Data Protection Awards, news releases and news from members.

Participation in the Assembly

The Assembly is an entity representing the collective accredited members. Public authorities that meet the criteria for membership set out in the Assembly’s rules and procedures can apply for accreditation. There are currently more than 130 data protection and privacy authorities accredited as members of the Assembly.

Document Archive

Document Archive of resolutions, declarations & communiques, working group reports, rules & procedures, accreditation, committee documents, representation at meetings of international organisations, closed session minutes & correspondence and miscellaneous.


The Assembly’s vision is an environment in which privacy and data protection authorities around the world are able effectively to fulfil their mandates, both individually and in concert, through diffusion of knowledge and supportive connections.