ResourcesJune 29, 2022EDPB Coordinated Supervision Committee expands its functions

The Coordinated Supervision Committee of the European Data Protection Board (CSC – EDPB) was created in 2018 in accordance with Article 62 of the GDPR, which provides that the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the national supervisory authorities, each acting within the scope of their respective competences, shall cooperate actively within the framework of their responsibilities to ensure effective supervision of large-scale IT systems and of Union bodies, offices and agencies. For this purpose, Article 62 sets forth that they shall meet at least twice a year within the framework of the EDPB. This provision allows the EDPB to develop any further working methods as necessary. To date, the CSC ensures coordination in the supervision of the processing of personal data:

  • in the Internal Market Information System (IMI)
  • in the context of cooperation between the national members within the European Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust)
  • in the context of cooperation between the national members within the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO)
  • and, national data protection authorities (DPAs) and the EDPS cooperate closely in their supervision of the processing of personal data transmitted to and from the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol)

In the future,

The processing of personal data in the following EU large scale IT systems and agencies will also fall under the scope of the CSC coordinating activities, once this is foreseen in the EU legal act governing them and they enter into operation, for:

  • The Schengen Information System (SIS)
  • Entry/Exit System (EES)
  • The European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)
  • The European Criminal Records Information System on non EU-nationals (ECRIS-TCN)
  • Visa Information System (VIS)
  • European Asylum Dactyloscopy Database (EURODAC)
  • Customs Information System (CIS)