Last Updated: April 30, 2021

Article 37(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation requires that “the controller or the processor shall publish the contact details of the data protection officer and communicate them to the supervisory authority.” But how does one go about communicating this information to relevant authority? Is there a formal process, or can companies simply send an email with a DPO’s name, phone number and email address? As it turns out, different jurisdictions have settled on different notification mechanisms. With the assistance of the IAPP Privacy List community and Hubert Daubmeier, CIPP/E, the IAPP has compiled a list of each country’s requested DPO notification process.

If information is missing or becomes available, please let us know at research@iapp.org.


How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA
Country DPA and DPO Contact Page Preferred Method
EDPS Data Protection Authority for European Union Institutions N/A
Austria Austrian Data Protection Authority Email with contact info: dsb@dsb.gv.at
Belgium Data Protection Authority Offline form
Bulgaria Commission for Personal Data Protection N/A
Croatia Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency Offline form
Cyprus Commissioner for Personal Data Protection Signed, mailed-in letter is acceptable.
Czech Republic The Office for Personal Data Protection N/A
Denmark Datatilsynet Email
Estonia Data Protection Inspectorate N/A
Finland Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman Online form
France CNIL Online form
Germany (Federal) Federal Commissioner for Freedom of Information Online form
Germany (Baden-Württemberg) The State Commissioner for Data Protection Online form
Germany (Bavaria, public sector) The Bavarian State Commissioner for Data Protection (BayLfD) N/A
Germany (Bavaria, private sector) Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht Online form, requires registration.
Germany (Berlin) Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Online form
Germany (Brandenburg) The State Commissioner for Data Protection and for the Right to Inspect Brandenburg Online form
Germany (Bremen) The State Commissioner for Data Protection Bremen Online form
Germany (Hamburg) The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Online form
Germany (Hessen) The Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Online form
Germany (Lower Saxony) The State Commissioner for Data Protection Niedersachsen Online form, requires registration.
Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Online form
Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia) Data Protection and Freedom of Information North Rhine-Westphalia Online form, requires registration.
Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate) State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Rhineland - Palatinate Online form
Germany (Saarland) Independent Data Protection Center Saarland Online form
Germany (Saxony) The State Commissioner for Data Protection Sachsen Online form
Germany (Saxony-Anhalt) The State Commissioner for Data Protection Sachsen-Anhalt Online form
Germany (Schleswig-Holstein) Independent Center for Privacy Schleswig-Holstein Online form
Germany (Thüringer) The State Commissioner for Data Protection Thüringer Online form, requires registration.
Greece Hellenic Data Protection Authority N/A
Hungary National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Uncertain
Iceland The Icelandic Data Protection Authority  
Ireland Data Protection Commission Online form, requires registration.
Italy Garante Online form, requires electronic signature.
Latvia Data State Inspectorate Online form
Liechtenstein Data Protection Center Online form, authority may request written signature after submission.
Lithuania State Data Protection Inspectorate Instructions accessible. No mandatory form, but mandatory requirements for contents.
Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection Online form
Malta Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioners Email
Netherlands Dutch Data Protection Authority Online form
Norway Datatilsynet Email
Poland The Bureau of the Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data Email: kancelaria@giodo.gov.pl
Portugal National Commission for Data Protection Online form
Romania The National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing Online form
Slovakia Office for Personal Data Protection of the Slovak Republic Instructions accessible
Slovenia Office of the Information Commissioner N/A
Spain Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) Online form
Sweden Datainspektionen Online details and email.
UK Information Commissioner's Office Email
UK (Jersey) Office of the Information Commissioner Online form