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The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29) was set up under the EU Directive on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the Free Movement of such Data.

It is the "Working Party on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data." It gathers representatives from European data protection authorities. It was established by the Article 29 of the EU Directive on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the Free Movement of such Data.

It is one of the bodies competent for interpreting the provisions of the EU Directive on the Protection of Personal Data. It carries out this task by issuing recommendations, opinions and working documents on different aspects of the EU Directive on the Protection of Personal Data. The Article 29 Working Party is composed of representatives of the national data protection authorities of the EU Member States, representatives of the European Data Protection Supervisor and representatives of the European Commission.

It is an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy. Its tasks are described in Article 30 of Directive 95/46/EC and Article 15 of Directive 2002/58/EC.

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