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The GPA Executive Committee is delighted to announce that the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) has agreed to take on the role of GPA Annual Meeting Host 2022.

The President Commissioner of the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority, Prof. Faruk BİLİR, “would like to thank the Executive Committee for the opportunity, and looks forward to the responsibility of hosting this important meeting in 2022.”

The Executive Committee is very thankful to the authority for their flexibility and willingness to host at a shorter than usual notice.

The Executive Committee is also delighted to announce that the GPA Annual Meeting will take place in Bermuda in 2023, hosted by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Bermuda.

The Executive Committee is looking forward to working closely with both authorities and is confident that they will both deliver a conference that will guarantee overall delegate satisfaction.

Members may recall that New Zealand had been selected by the Executive Committee to host the GPA Annual Conference in 2021, but that this was pushed to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand has recently informed the Executive Committee that it has with great regret decided to withdraw from hosting in 2022. This is due to the present uncertainty about the degree to which borders will be open for in-person attendance by members and the time-zone for virtual attendance being inconvenient for so many member authorities.