Who we are - Coordinated Supervision Committee

The Coordinated Supervision Committee (CSC) is a group of national supervisory authorities and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) to ensure coordinated supervision of large scale IT systems and of EU bodies, offices and agencies, in accordance with Article 62 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 or with the EU legal act establishing the large scale IT system or the EU body, office or agency.

To get an overview of the EU information systems and agencies currently falling within the scope of the CSC, please see the page CSC Legal Framework.

The CSC is established within the framework of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and composed of representatives of the national data protection authorities of each EU Member State and the EDPS, as well as of national data protection authorities of non-EU Members of the Schengen Area when foreseen under EU law.  

The representatives of the national data protection authorities may participate in the activities of the CSC concerning a specific large scale IT system or EU office, body or agency, only when their respective country applies the EU legal act establishing the large scale IT system or the EU office, body or agency.

The EDPB Secretariat provides the Secretariat of the CSC.

 

Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator

Clara Guerra, Coordinator; representative of the Portuguese supervisory authority

Iris Gnedler, Deputy Coordinator, representative from the German Federal supervisory authority

 

Mission

The CSC ensures the coordinated supervision by data protection authorities of large scale IT systems and of EU bodies, offices and agencies falling under its scope, in accordance with Article 62 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 or with the EU legal act establishing the large scale IT system or the EU body, office or agency.

To get an overview of the EU information systems and agencies currently falling within the scope of the CSC, please see the page CSC Legal Framework.

 

Tasks and duties

Within its mission to ensure the coordinated supervision of some large scale IT systems and of EU bodies, offices and agencies, the CSC can:

- Exchange relevant information
- Assist the supervisory authorities in carrying out audits and inspections
- Examine difficulties of interpretation or application of the EU legal act establishing the large-scale IT system or the EU office, body or agency subject to coordinated supervision
- Study problems with the exercise of independent supervision or with the exercise of the rights of data subjects
- Draw up harmonised proposals for solutions to problems
- Promote awareness of data protection rights

The CSC also produces a report of its activities on coordinated supervision every two years. The CSC communicates this report to the EDPB for submission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Commission and other addressees when specifically required in the EU legal act establishing the large-scale IT system or the EU body, office or agency subject to coordinated supervision.

 

Nature

The CSC is a committee established within the framework of the EDPB in accordance with Article 62 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725. The Committee enjoys an autonomous functioning and positioning, pursuant to Article 37.2 of the EDPB Rules of Procedure. The Committee adopts its own rules of procedure and working methods.