Article 69
Independence

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(139) In order to promote the consistent application of this Regulation, the Board should be set up as an independent body of the Union. To fulfil its objectives, the Board should have legal personality. The Board should be represented by its Chair. It should replace the Working Party on the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data established by Directive 95/46/EC. It should consist of the head of a supervisory authority of each Member State and the European Data Protection Supervisor or their respective representatives. The Commission should participate in the Board's activities without voting rights and the European Data Protection Supervisor should have specific voting rights. The Board should contribute to the consistent application of this Regulation throughout the Union, including by advising the Commission, in particular on the level of protection in third countries or international organisations, and promoting cooperation of the supervisory authorities throughout the Union. The Board should act independently when performing its tasks.

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(65) Whereas, at Community level, a Working Party on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data must be set up and be completely independent in the performance of its functions; whereas, having regard to its specific nature, it must advise the Commission and, in particular, contribute to the uniform application of the national rules adopted pursuant to this Directive;

 

The GDPR

Article 69 highlights the explicit =independence of the European Data Protection Board, when performing its tasks or exercising its powers.

The second paragraph adds that without prejudice to requests by the Commission referred to in point (b) of Article 70 (1) and in Article 70 (2), the Board shall, in the performance of its tasks or the exercise of its powers, neither seek nor take instructions from anybody.

The Directive

Article 29 of the Directive already stated that the working group on the protection of individuals with respect to the personal data processing must perform its duties with complete independence.

Potential issues

We do not see  a priori  any specific implementation difficulties.

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Art. 69

1.   The Board shall act independently when performing its tasks or exercising its powers pursuant to Articles 70 and 71.

2.   Without prejudice to requests by the Commission referred to in point (b) of Article 70(1) and in Article 70(2), the Board shall, in the performance of its tasks or the exercise of its powers, neither seek nor take instructions from anybody.

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Art. 65

1. The European Data Protection Board shall act independently when exercising its tasks pursuant to Articles 66 and 67.

2.  Without prejudice to requests by the Commission referred to in point (b) of paragraph 1 and in paragraph 2 of Article 66, the European Data Protection Board shall, in the performance of its tasks, neither seek nor take instructions from anybody.

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Art. 65

1. The European Data Protection Board shall act independently when performing its tasks or exercising its powers pursuant to Articles 66 (…) and 67.

2. Without prejudice to requests by the Commission referred to in point (b) of paragraph 1 and in paragraph 2 of Article 66, the European Data Protection Board shall, in the performance of its tasks or the exercise of its powers, neither seek nor take instructions from anybody.

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Art. 29

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It shall have advisory status and act independently.

 

 

No (special) provision under Hungarian law.

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No (special) provision under Hungarian law.

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