Section 3 - European data protection board

Article 76 – Confidentiality

The discussions of the Board shall be confidential where the Board deems it necessary, as provided for in its rules of procedure. Access to documents submitted to members of the Board, experts and representatives of third parties shall be governed by Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

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Article 75 – Secretariat

The Board shall have a secretariat, which shall be provided by the European Data Protection Supervisor. The secretariat shall perform its tasks exclusively under the instructions of the Chair of the Board. The staff of the European Data Protection Supervisor involved in carrying out the tasks conferred on the Board by this Regulation shall be

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Article 74 – Tasks of the Chair

The Chair shall have the following tasks: to convene the meetings of the Board and prepare its agenda; to notify decisions adopted by the Board pursuant to Article 65 to the lead supervisory authority and the supervisory authorities concerned; to ensure the timely performance of the tasks of the Board, in particular in relation to

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Article 72 – Procedure

The Board shall take decisions by a simple majority of its members, unless otherwise provided for in this Regulation. The Board shall adopt its own rules of procedure by a two-thirds majority of its members and organise its own operational arrangements.

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Article 71 – Reports

The Board shall draw up an annual report regarding the protection of natural persons with regard to processing in the Union and, where relevant, in third countries and international organisations. The report shall be made public and be transmitted to the European Parliament, to the Council and to the Commission. The annual report shall include

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Article 70 – Tasks of the Board

The Board shall ensure the consistent application of this Regulation. To that end, the Board shall, on its own initiative or, where relevant, at the request of the Commission, in particular: monitor and ensure the correct application of this Regulation in the cases provided for in Articles 64 and 65 without prejudice to the tasks

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Article 69 – Independence

The Board shall act independently when performing its tasks or exercising its powers pursuant to Articles 70 and 71. Without prejudice to requests by the Commission referred to in Article 70(1) and (2), the Board shall, in the performance of its tasks or the exercise of its powers, neither seek nor take instructions from anybody.

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