CHAPTER VI - Independent supervisory authorities

Article 59 – Activity reports

Each supervisory authority shall draw up an annual report on its activities, which may include a list of types of infringement notified and types of measures taken in accordance with Article 58(2). Those reports shall be transmitted to the national parliament, the government and other authorities as designated by Member State law. They shall be …

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Article 58 – Powers

Each supervisory authority shall have all of the following investigative powers: to order the controller and the processor, and, where applicable, the controller’s or the processor’s representative to provide any information it requires for the performance of its tasks; to carry out investigations in the form of data protection audits; to carry out a review …

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Article 57 – Tasks

Without prejudice to other tasks set out under this Regulation, each supervisory authority shall on its territory: monitor and enforce the application of this Regulation; promote public awareness and understanding of the risks, rules, safeguards and rights in relation to processing. Activities addressed specifically to children shall receive specific attention; advise, in accordance with Member …

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Article 56 – Competence of the lead supervisory authority

Without prejudice to Article 55, the supervisory authority of the main establishment or of the single establishment of the controller or processor shall be competent to act as lead supervisory authority for the cross-border processing carried out by that controller or processor in accordance with the procedure provided in Article 60. By derogation from paragraph …

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Article 55 – Competence

Each supervisory authority shall be competent for the performance of the tasks assigned to and the exercise of the powers conferred on it in accordance with this Regulation on the territory of its own Member State. Where processing is carried out by public authorities or private bodies acting on the basis of point (c) or …

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Article 54 – Rules on the establishment of the supervisory authority

Each Member State shall provide by law for all of the following: the establishment of each supervisory authority; the qualifications and eligibility conditions required to be appointed as member of each supervisory authority; the rules and procedures for the appointment of the member or members of each supervisory authority; the duration of the term of …

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Article 53 – General conditions for the members of the supervisory authority

Member States shall provide for each member of their supervisory authorities to be appointed by means of a transparent procedure by: – their parliament; – their government; – their head of State; or – an independent body entrusted with the appointment under Member State law. Each member shall have the qualifications, experience and skills, in …

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Article 52 – Independence

Each supervisory authority shall act with complete independence in performing its tasks and exercising its powers in accordance with this Regulation. The member or members of each supervisory authority shall, in the performance of their tasks and exercise of their powers in accordance with this Regulation, remain free from external influence, whether direct or indirect, …

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Article 51 – Supervisory authority

Each Member State shall provide for one or more independent public authorities to be responsible for monitoring the application of this Regulation, in order to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons in relation to processing and to facilitate the free flow of personal data within the Union (‘supervisory authority’). Each supervisory authority …

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