The Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données (CNPD) is the national data protection authority of Luxembourg. Like any other EU data protection authority, the role of CNPD is to publish expert advice on data protection issues, i.e., informing the general public on the rights and obligations related to data protection. The role of national data protection authorities has of course become recently prominent due to the General Data Protection Regulation, which dedicates two chapters (Chapter IV and Chapter VI) for the roles and powers of national data protection authorities.

The current president of CNPD, Tine A. Larsen, and other experts working at CNPD, collaborate since many years with the University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology in investigating and addressing issue related to the General Data Protection Regulation. An example is the journal paper “Roles and Powers of National Data Protection Authorities”, authored by Tine A. Larsen and Andra Giurgiu, which points out the existing problems under the previous legal framework, i.e., the outdated Directive 95/46/EC, with regard to powers and competence of DPAs and examines if and to what extent they are mended by the General Data Protection Regulation.