Article 59 GDPR

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Article 59 - Activity reports
Chapter 10: Delegated and implementing acts

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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 made available to the public, to the Commission and to the Board.

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The main goal of the activity reports regulated by Article 59 consists of informing EU authorities as well as the larger public about the activities the data protection authority has performed over the previous year. Scholars highlights that these materials also contribute in forming a gradual common opinion among different DPAs over common and recurring data protection issues.[1]


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  1. Boehm, in Kühling, Buchner, DS-GVO BDSG, Article 59 GDPR, Margin number 4 (Beck, 3rd edition 2020) (accessed 3.5.2021)