Hyperlinks of Data Protection Authorities

This is a collection of hyperlinks to data protection and privacy authorities (as well as other governmental agencies concerned with privacy issues) all over the world. Hyperlinks to international organisations concerned with data protection are at the bottom of this page. The entries are sorted in alphabetical order. If a country is not found on this list, this does not mean that it has no data protection authority. It merely means we do not know of any official data protection website.

The list is constantly updated and expanded. If you experience problems with a hyperlink, please contact us.

Austria

Data Protection Council (Datenschutzrat)

www.bundeskanzleramt.at/site/6417/default.aspx (Datenschutzrat : Datenschutz : Fachinhalte : Bundeskanzleramt Österreich) Web page of the data protection council (Datenschutzrat), an advisory body of the federal government (German)

City of Vienna

http://wien.at/english/privacy.htm - Data protection page of the city of Vienna (German, English)

The city of Vienna also has a page on genealogy.

Federal Ministry of the Interior

www.bmi.gv.at/cms/bmi_datenschutz (BM.I Internet - Datenschutz) - Information page of the Austrian federal ministry of the interior on access rights to police databases (German)

Unternehmensserviceportal

https://www.usp.gv.at/Portal.Node/usp/secure/content/it_und_geistiges_eigentum/datenschutz/40992.html (USP: Datenschutz) - Information on privacy at the Austrian company information portal (Unternehmensserviceportal - USP) (German)

National Data Protection Authorities

Andorra

www.apda.ad (Agència Andorrana de Protecció de Dades) - Website of the data protection authority of the Principality of Andorra (Catalan)

Argentina

www.jus.gob.ar/datos-personales.aspx (Dirección Nacional de Protección de Datos Personales - Ministerio de Justicia y Derechos Humanos | Presidencia de la Nación) - Website of the Argentine data protection agency, the Dirección Nacional de Protección de Datos Personales (Spanish)

Australia

  • www.privacy.gov.au (Office of the Privacy Commissioner) - Website of the Australian federal privacy commissioner (English).
  • www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/ - (The Information and Privacy Commission NSW champions privacy and information rights. - Information and Privacy Commission New South Wales ) - Website of the privacy commissioner of the Australian state of New South Wales (English).
  • www.privacy.nt.gov.au (Office Of The Information Commissioner. Northern Territory of Australia) - Website of the information commissioner of the northern territory of Australia.
  • www.privacy.vic.gov.au (Privacy Victoria - Home) - Website of the privacy commissioner of the Australian state of Victoria (English).
  • www.oaic.gov.au/u (Home - OIAC) - Website of the privacy commissioner of the Australian state of Queensland (English)

Belgium

www.privacycommission.be (CBPL-CPVP) - Website of the Belgian data protection agency, the Commission de la protection de la vie privée / Commissie voor de bescherming van de persoonlijke levenssfeer (French, Dutch)

Bulgaria

www.cpdp.bg (Комисия за защита на личните данни) - Website of the Bulgarian data protection authority (Bulgarian).

Canada

  • www.priv.gc.ca (Privacy Commissioner of Canada / Commissaire à la protection de la vie privée du Canada) - Website of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (English, French).
  • www.priv.gc.ca/resource/prov/index_e.asp (Provincial / Territorial Privacy Laws - Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada) - Hyperlink page with information on Canadian territorial privacy Laws, oversight offices and government organizations (English)
  • http://dpi.priv.gc.ca (Office of the Privacy Commissioner - Deep Packet Inspection) - Site of the privacy commissioner of Canada on Deep Packet Inspection (English)

Croatia

www.azop.hr (Agencija za zaštitu osobnih podatakaHome) - Website of the Croatian personal data protection agency (Croatian, English).

Cyprus

www.dataprotection.gov.cy (Γραφείο Επιτρόπου Προστασίας Δεδομένων Προσωπικού Χαρακτήρα - Αρχική Σελίδα) - Website of the office of the Cypriot commissioner for personal data protection (Greek, English).

Czech Republic

www.uoou.cz (ÚOOÚ - Hlavní stránka) - The website of the Czech office for personal data protection (Czech, English).

Denmark

www.datatilsynet.dk (Datatilsynet: Forside) - Website of the Danish data protection agency (Danish, English).

Dubai

http://dp.difc.ae (DIFC | Data Protection Law) - Website of the data protection agency of Dubai (English)

Estonia

www.aki.ee (Andmekaitse Inspektsioon: Andmekaitse Inspektsioon) - Website of the Estonian data protection agency (Estonian, Russian, English)

Finland

www.tietosuoja.fi (Tietosuojavaltuutetun toimisto - Tietosuojavaltuutetun toimisto) - Website of the Finnish data protection board (Finnish, Swedish, English).
##France

www.cnil.fr (CNIL - Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés) - Website of the French data protection agency (French, English, Spanish).

Germany

  • www.datenschutz.de (Datenschutz - Ihr gutes Recht! - Virtuelles Datenschutzbüro, www.datenschutz.de) - The virtual data protection office, a portal site of the German data protection agencies (German).
  • www.bfd.bund.de (Internetauftritt des Bundesbeauftragten für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit) - Website of the German federal data protection commissioner (Bundesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit) (German, English, French).
  • www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de (Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Baden-Württemberg) - Website of the data protection authority of Baden-Württemberg (German).
  • www.datenschutz-bayern.de (Bayerischer Landesbeauftragter fuer den Datenschutz) - Website of the Bavarian data protection authority for the public sector (German).
  • www.lda.bayern.de/lda/datenschutzaufsicht/lda_ansprechpartner.htm (Regierung von Mittelfranken) - Website of the Bavarian data protection authority for the private sector (German).
  • www.datenschutz-berlin.de (Berliner Beauftragter für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit) - Website of the Berlin data protection authority with links to all other German data protection authorities and the Privacy Magazine (German).
  • www.lda.brandenburg.de (Die Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und für das Recht auf Akteneinsicht Brandenburg | Startseite) - Website of the data protection authority of Brandenburg (German, English, Polish).
  • www.datenschutz-bremen.de (Der Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Bremen) - Website of the data protection authority of the city of Bremen (German).
  • http://www.datenschutz-hamburg.de/ (Der Hamburgische Datenschutzbeauftragte) - Website of the data protection authority of Hamburg (German).
  • www.datenschutz.hessen.de (Startseite des Hessischen Datenschutzbeauftragten) - Website of the data protection authority of the state of Hessen (German).
  • www.datenschutz.mvnet.de (Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) - Website of the data protection authority of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (German).
  • www.lfd.niedersachsen.de (Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen) - Website of the data protection authority of the state of Lower Saxony (German).
  • www.lfd.nrw.de (LfD - NRW) - Website of the data protection authority of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (German).
  • "http://www.datenschutz.rlp.de/" www.datenschutz.rlp.de (Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Rheinland-Pfalz) - Website of the data protection authority of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate (German).
  • http://www.lfdi.saarland.de/ (Landesbeauftragter für Datenschutz Saarland) - Public sector data protection and freedom of information in the state of Saarland (German).
  • www.datenschutz.sachsen.de (Der Sächsische Landtag) - Website of the data protection authority of the state of Saxony (German).
  • www.datenschutz.sachsen-anhalt.de (Datenschutz Sachsen-Anhalt) - Website of the data protection authority of the state of Saxony-Anhalt (German).
  • https://www.datenschutzzentrum.de/ (Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein) - Data protection website of Schleswig-Holstein (German).
  • www.tlfdi.de/tlfdi/ (Thüringer Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit - Datenschutz) - Website of the data protection authority of the state of Thuringia (German).

Greece

www.dpa.gr (Αρχή) - Website of the hellenic data protection authority (Greek, English).

Hong Kong

www.pcpd.org.hk (Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong) - Website of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data of Hong Kong (English, Chinese).

Hungary

www.naih.hu (NEMZETI ADATVÉDELMI ÉS INFORMÁCIÓSZABADSÁG HATÓSÁG) - Homepage of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Hungary (Hungarian, English)

Iceland

www.personuvernd.is (Persónuvernd. Þínar upplýsingar, þitt einkalíf.) - Website of the Icelandic data protection authority (Icelandic, English).

Ireland

www.dataprotection.ie (Home - Data Protection Commissioner – Ireland) - Website of the data protection commissioner of the Republic of Ireland (English, Irish).

Israel

http://ilita.justice.gov.il (הרשות למשפט טכנולוגיה ומידע - ראשי) - Website of the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority (ILITA), home to the Israeli data protection authority (Hebrew, English)

Italy

www.garanteprivacy.it (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali) - Website of the Italian data protection agency (Italian, English).

Japan

www.soumu.go.jp/english/index.html (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) - Website of the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (Japanese, English).

Korea

www.kisa.or.kr/eng/main.jsp (한국인터넷진흥원 / KISA English) - Website of the Korea Internet Security Agency (Korean, English).

Latvia

www.dvi.gov.lv/eng (Data State Inspection .|. Homepage) - Website of the Latvian data protection agency (Latvian, Russian, English, hyperlink leads to English page).

Liechtenstein

www.dss.llv.li (Home - Datenschutzstelle) - Web page of the data protection authority of the principality of Liechtenstein (German-language page only, but there is an English translation of the data protection law).

Lithuania

www.ada.lt (Valstybinė duomenų apsaugos inspekcija) - Website of the Lithuanian data protection agency (Lithuanian, English).

Luxembourg

www.cnpd.lu/de (Commission nationale pour la protection des données - Startseite) - Data protection authority of Luxembourg (German, French)

Macao

www.gpdp.gov.mo/en/ (The Office for Personal Data Protection) - Website of the data protection authority of Macao, a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China (English, Portuguese)

Malta

www.dataprotection.gov.mt (Welcome to Data Protection) - Website of data protection commission of the republic of Malta (English).

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

http://www.dzlp.mk/index.cfm?lng=2 (Дирекција за заштита на лични податоци) - Website of data protection commission of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Macedonian, English).

Mexico

http://inicio.ifai.org.mx/_catalogs/masterpage/English.aspx (Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información y Protección de Datos) - Website of Mexican data protection authority (Spanish, parts in English).

Monaco

www.ccin.mc (CCIN - Commission de contrôle des informations nominatives - Principauté de MONACO - Site officiel) - Website of data protection commission of the Principality of Monaco (French).

New Zealand

www.privacy.org.nz (The Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand / Homepage) - Website of the New Zealand data protection agency (English).

Netherlands

www.cbpweb.nl (College bescherming persoonsgegevens) - Website of the Dutch data protection agency (Dutch, English).

Norway

www.datatilsynet.no (Forsiden - Datatilsynet - personvern og informasjonssikkerhet) - Website of the Norwegian Data Inspectorate (Norwegian, English).

Poland

www.giodo.gov.pl (GIODO Generalny Inspektor Ochrony Danych Osobowych) - Website of the Polish Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (Polish, English, French).

Portugal

www.cnpd.pt (Página Principal – CNPD) - Website of the Portugese data protection agency, the Comissão Nacional de Protecção de Dados (Portugese, French, English).

Romania

www.dataprotection.ro (ANSPDCP Dataprotection Romania) - Website of the Romanian national authority for the supervision of personal data processing (Romanian, English).

Singapore

www.pdpc.gov.sg/home (Personal Data Protection Commission - Singapore) - Website of the data protection authority of Republic of Singapore (English)

Sweden

www.datainspektionen.se (Datainspektionen - Vi värnar om din personliga integritet i IT-samhället) - Website of the Swedish Data Inspection Board (Swedish, English).

Switzerland

Slovakia

www.dataprotection.gov.sk (Úrad na ochranu osobných údajov Slovenskej republiky) - Website of the Slovakian data protection authority (Slovakian, English).

Slovenia

www.ip-rs.si (IP-RS: Domov) - Website of the Slovenian information commissioner (Slovenian, English).

Spain

  • http://swww.agpd.es (Agencia de Protección de Datos) - Website of the Spanish data protection agency (Spanish, some texts in English).
  • www.apdcat.net (Agència Catalana de Protecció de Dades) - Website of the Catalan data protection agency (Catalan, Spanish, English).
  • www.avpd.es (Agencia Vasca de Protección de Datos) - Website of the Basque data protection agency (Basque, Spanish).

Thailand

www.moj.gov.tw/mp095.html (Ministry of Justice) - English part of the website of the justice ministry of Thailand (Thai, English).

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • www.ico.gov.uk (Information Commissioner's Office - ICO) - Website of the British Information Commissioner (English).
  • www.gov.gg/DataProtection /ccm/navigation/home-department/data-protection-commissioner/ (States of Guernsey: Data Protection) - Data protection website of the Bailiwick of Guernsey Data Protection Commissioner (English).
  • “www.gov.im/odps":http://www.gov.im/odps/ (Welcome - Isle of Man Government Office of the Data Protection Supervisor) - Website of the data protection supervisor of the Isle of Man (English).
  • www.dataprotection.gov.je (Data Protection - Data Protection In Jersey) - Office of the data protection registrar of the Bailiwick of Jersey (English).
  • www.gra.gi/index.php?site=dataprotection (GRA - Data Protection Page) - Office of the data protection commissioner of Gibraltar (English).

United States of America (USA)

  • https://safeharbor.export.gov/list.aspx (Safe Harbor - List) - Safe Harbor website of the US department of commerce (English).
  • www.dhs.gov/topic/privacy (Privacy - Homeland Security) - Website of the privacy office of the United States Department of Homeland Security (English).
  • www.whitehouse.gov/omb/privacy_default (Privacy Guidance) - Privacy page of the Office of Management and Budget (English).
  • www.fcc.gov (Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Home Page) - Website of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) (English).
  • http://www.ftc.gov/ (Federal Trade Commission Home) - Website of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which is competent for privacy issues (English).
  • www.oispp.ca.gov/consumer_privacy (Consumer Privacy - California Office of Information Security and Privacy Protection (OISPP)) - Website of the office of information security and privacy protection of California (English).
  • http://www.state.hi.us/oip/ (State of Hawaii - Office of Information Practices) - Website of the Office of Information Practices (OIP) of Hawaii (English).

Uruguay

www.datospersonales.gub.uy (Unidad Reguladora y de Control de Datos Personales) - Homepage of the data protection authority of Uruguay (Spanish)

Hyperlinks to International Organisations concerned with Data Protection

European Union

  • http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/index_en.htm (Protection of personal data - Justice) - Data protection page of the European Commission with information on the data protection directive of the EC, the status of implementation as well as a page with links to the websites of the data protection commissioners of the EC member states (currently only English).
  • www.edps.europa.eu/EDPSWEB (EDPS - CEPD) - Page of the European data protection supervisor (English, French)

Council of Europe

www.coe.int/Data_protection (Conseil de l'Europe: Protection des données / Council of Europe: Data Protection) - Data protection website of the Council of Europe. Extensive hyperlink collection to national data protection authorities (English, French).

OECD

www.oecd.org/sti/security-privacy (Information Security and Privacy: Department) - Information security and privacy page of the OECD (English, French)

Other Data Protection Organisations

This is a collection of hyperlinks to websites of informal organisations and conferences of multiple data protection authorities.

  • www.ceecprivacy.org (GIODO) - Joint website of several central and eastern European data protection authorities (English).
  • www.berlin-privacy-group.org (International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications) - Website of the "International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications" (the "Berlin Group") (English).