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(140) The Board should be assisted by a secretariat provided by the European Data Protection Supervisor. The staff of the European Data Protection Supervisor involved in carrying out the tasks conferred on the Board by this Regulation should perform its tasks exclusively under the instructions of, and report to, the Chair of the Board.

There is no recital in the Directive related to article 75.

The GDPR

Article 75 states that the Board secretariat shall be provided by the European Data Protection Supervisor and defines their tasks. In general, the secretariat shall provide analytical, administrative and logistical support to the Board.

In order to ensure the independence of the secretariat, Article 75 provides various safeguards, including organizational such as all the tasks of the secretariat shall be carried out under the exclusive authority of the Chair of the European Data Protection Board (paragraph 2). In addition, paragraph 3 imposes the organizational separation of the staff of the Board secretariat from that of the secretariat of the European Data Protection Supervisor, which implies that the Board secretariat must be subject to separate hierarchical relations, still intended to ensure its independence.

Paragraph 4 enables the Board, in conjunction with the European Supervisor, to establish and publish a Memorandum of Understanding applicable to the staff, implementing the aforementioned organizational separation and specifying the terms of cooperation between the Board and the European Supervisor.

Paragraph 6 contains a list of the tasks entrusted to the secretariat, namely: the day-to-day business of the European Data Protection Board; the communication between the members of the Board, its Chair and the Commission and the communication with other institutions and the public.

The secretariat must also ensure the use of electronic means for internal and external communication as well as the translation of relevant information.

 Finally, the secretariat shall ensure the preparation and follow-up of the meetings of the European Data Protection Board and also the preparation, drafting and publication of opinions, decisions on the settlement of disputes between supervisory authorities and other texts adopted by the Board.

The Directive

Article 29 of the Directive stipulated that the Article 29 Working Party shall be assisted by a secretariat provided by the Commission.

Potential issues

Given the magnitude of the tasks assigned to the European Board and its composition, we can only hope that the secretariat will receive all the necessary support and means to properly operate based on the requirements of the provision.

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Art. 75

1. The Board shall have a secretariat, which shall be provided by the European Data Protection Supervisor.

2. The secretariat shall perform its tasks exclusively under the instructions of the Chair of the Board.

3. The staff of the European Data Protection Supervisor involved in carrying out the tasks conferred on the Board by this Regulation shall be subject to separate reporting lines from the staff involved in carrying out tasks conferred on the European Data Protection Supervisor.

4. Where appropriate, the Board and the European Data Protection Supervisor shall establish and publish a Memorandum of Understanding implementing this Article, determining the terms of their cooperation, and applicable to the staff of the European Data Protection Supervisor involved in carrying out the tasks conferred on the Board by this Regulation.

5. The secretariat shall provide analytical, administrative and logistical support to the Board.

6. The secretariat shall be responsible in particular for:

(a) the day-to-day business of the Board;

(b) communication between the members of the Board, its Chair and the Commission;

(c) communication with other institutions and the public;

(d) the use of electronic means for the internal and external communication;

(e) the translation of relevant information;

(f) the preparation and follow-up of the meetings of the Board;

(g) the preparation, drafting and publication of opinions, decisions on the settlement of disputes between supervisory authorities and other texts adopted by the Board.

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Art. 71

1. The European Data Protection Board shall have a secretariat. The European Data Protection Supervisor shall provide that secretariat.

2. The secretariat shall provide analytical, administrative and logistical support to the European Data Protection Board under the direction of the chair.

3. The secretariat shall be responsible in particular for:

(a)     the day-to-day business of the European Data Protection Board;

(b)     the communication between the members of the European Data Protection Board, its chair and the Commission and for communication with other institutions and the public;

(c)     the use of electronic means for the internal and external communication;

(d)     the translation of relevant information;

(e)     the preparation and follow-up of the meetings of the European Data Protection Board;

(f)      the preparation, drafting and publication of opinions and other texts adopted by the European Data Protection Board.

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Art. 71

1. The European Data Protection Board shall have a secretariat, which shall be provided by the secretariat of the European Data Protection Supervisor (…).

1a. The secretariat shall perform its tasks exclusively under the instructions of the Chair of the European Data Protection Board.

1b. The staff of the secretariat of the European Data Protection Supervisor involved in carrying out the tasks conferred on the European Data Protection Board by this Regulation shall be organizationally separated from, and subject to separate reporting lines from the staff involved in carrying out tasks conferred on the European Data Protection Supervisor.

1c. Where needed, the European Data Protection Board in consultation with the European Data Protection Supervisor shall establish and publish a Code of Conduct implementing this Article and applicable to the staff of the secretariat of the European Data Protection Supervisor involved in carrying out the tasks conferred on the European Data Protection Board by this Regulation.

2. The secretariat shall provide analytical, administrative and logistical support to the European Data Protection Board.

3. The secretariat shall be responsible in particular for:

(a) the day-to-day business of the European Data Protection Board;

(b) the communication between the members of the European Data Protection Board, its chair, and the Commission and for communication with other institutions and the public; 

(c) the use of electronic means for the internal and external communication;

(d) the translation of relevant information;

(e) the preparation and follow-up of the meetings of the European Data Protection Board;

(f) the preparation, drafting and publication of opinions, decisions on the settlement of disputes between supervisory authorities and other texts adopted by the European Data Protection Board.

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Art. 29

(…)  5. The Working Party's secretariat shall be provided by the Commission.

No (special) provision under Hungarian law.

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No (special) provision under Hungarian law.

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