Luxembourg launches data protection association

The Luxembourg data protection association called l'Association pour la protection des données (the APDL) was officially launched on 11 March 2014.

The APDL's purpose is to, inter alia, (i) enable its members to exchange and communicate with administrations and local regulators, as well as to be represented towards these bodies, (ii) share information and knowledge about data protection through the organization of events, conferences, and partnerships at both local and international levels, and (iii) create ties with foreign data protection associations.

The APDL welcomes members from all kinds of backgrounds because the diversity of its members allows Luxembourg to have an active data protection community from all sectors.

The APDL has planned a seminar entitled "Towards a new EU Data Protection Regulation: Legal & Practical implications" from 18 to 20 September 2014 in Luxembourg, in cooperation with the International Association of Lawyers.