CIL, futurs DPO : l'AFCDP vous accompagne.
French Association of Data Protection Officers
« Association Française des Correspondants à la Protection des Données à Caractère Personnel (AFCDP) »
The AFCDP was created in 2004, following passage of the French Data Protection Act of 6 August 2004 which created the position of Data Protection Correspondent (“CIL”) for public and private sector organizations.
“APPOINTING DATA PROTECTION OFFICER WAS THE RIGHT DECISION FOR US”
When it comes to personal data protection, the law alone is not enough. Greater added value, a differentiating factor, optimisation, compliance, corporate social responsibility, transparency, trust, ethics... there are many reasons behind the decision to appoint a Data Protection Officer with the CNIL. In this time of regulatory change and as risks connected with data processing grow, many french company leaders have chosen to appoint a Privacy Officer : ten of them share their story here.
The main objectives of the AFCDP are to :
implement a service to alert members to technological, legal and managerial developments relevant to DPO status and tasks,
inform citizens and organizations about the existence of the DPO and to raise their awareness of DPO status and tasks
develop relationships with the French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) and other European and French authorities that oversee the protection of personal data,
draft documents relating to the purpose of the Association and to make recommendations and/or provide opinions to public authorities and data protection stakeholders,
promote and develop relationships with universities and schools,
encourage exchange among members in order to identify and promote best professional practices,
defend the interests of the profession and function to the public sector :
The Association seeks to achieve its objectives through :
The Association is administered by a 15-member board of directors, elected from the membership at the Annual General Assembly.
All Board members serve four-year terms.
"The Evolving Data Privacy Officer Role in Europe : A More Harmonized Approach Is Emerging" - Paul-Olivier Gibert’s interview (Nymity, July 2011)
Number of members : over 2.500 (Dec 2017)
Organizational members include : SFR (mobile phone operator), La Halde (antidiscrimination authority), IBM France, SNCF (French Railroad company), RATP (Paris Metro) FEVAD (remote selling association), AGF, AXA, Swisslife and MMA (insurance companies), numerous Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Compuware, French National Post, Randstad and Adecco (recruitment), BP France, BT France, Accor, Areva, Legrand, Bristol Myers Squibb, Paris City Council, Lyon City Council, Marseille Harbor, Olympique de Marseille, American Hospital of Paris, Bordeaux Hospital, Bull, Microsoft France, Michelin, General Electric, Groupe Casino, Carrefour, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, CNRS, Euronext, Totota France Financement, EDF, Lilly France, Renault Trucks, Sanofi-Aventis, Technip, INRA, Curie Institute, etc.
Monthly meeting/lunches (by geographical region) : Paris, North, Lyon, Marseille, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Rennes …
Once a year :
Working groups Working groups are currently dedicated to the following topics : :
Regular Newsletter (primarily French focus)
Our website aims to provide membership with practical information about DPO and data protection law
AFCDP is one of the co-founder of CEDPO (Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations), with GDD (Germany), NGFG (Netherlands) and APEP (Spain).
Purposes of CEDPO :
Initiating and maintaining communications with European institutions in order to
AFCDP has strong partnership with
Relationship with CNIL (National Data Protection Authority)
Thanks to Pascale GELLY and Susan VAILLANT for this text.
24 janvier 2018
12è Université des DPO
8 février 2018
Réunion AFCDP Méditerranée
8 février 2018
Réunion AFCDP Nord