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Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) are independent public authorities that monitor and enforce data protection laws. They have a role in protecting the personal data of individuals in the European Union (EU).

The GDPR defines Data Protection Authorities as “a public authority or a body established by law, vested with specific tasks, which is empowered to monitor the application of personal data protection rules.”
DPAs are not a single organization but rather a network of individual organizations.

Each EU Member State has its own DPA and there are currently more than 40 DPAs across the EU, including:

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