The EDPB is an independent body at European level with its own legal personality. It ensures, first and foremost, the consistent application of data protection rules throughout the European Union (EU).
The EDPB brings together representatives of the national data protection authorities of all EU Member States and of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). Other members without voting rights are the supervisory authorities of the EEA/EFTA States. The European Commission (COM) is entitled to participate in the deliberations and meetings of the Board without voting rights.