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The Global Privacy Assembly (GPA) is launching the first ever call for interest to participate in the GPA Reference Panel.

The deadline for submitting your nomination is Friday 20 March 2020. Please download the relevant form here.

Established in 1979, the GPA is an international forum of data protection and privacy authorities which seeks to provide leadership at the international level by connecting the efforts of more than 130 data protection and privacy authorities from across the globe. If you wish to know more about the GPA’s current priorities, please refer to our Strategic Plan (2019 – 2020) and Policy Strategy.

What is the GPA Reference Panel?

The GPA Reference Panel will be a contact group involving a variety of external stakeholders which the GPA is seeking to establish in order to provide expert knowledge and practical expertise on data protection and privacy, as well as on data protection related issues and developments in information technology.

Who can respond to the call?

The call for interest is aimed at representatives of relevant civil society organisations, academic institutions, think tanks, non-privacy supervisory authorities, representatives of public authorities such as law enforcement authorities, and representatives of the private sector who have an interest in the vision and mission of the GPA.

How do I apply?

Please download the call for interest form and return it along with your cover letter by Friday 20 March 2020 to the GPA Secretariat at

Please note that late submissions will not be accepted.

In order to ensure a well-balanced cultural, geographic and legal diversity in the Panel’s composition, the GPA Secretariat will be liaising closely with relevant GPA Regional and Linguistic Networks during the sifting and nomination process.

The GPA Secretariat can also be contacted for any queries relating to the process and the GPA Reference Panel.