The GPA first met in 1979 as the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, and has since been the premier global forum for data protection and privacy authorities.
The GPA seeks to provide leadership at international level in data protection and privacy matters. It does so by connecting the efforts of more than 130 data protection and privacy authorities from across the globe.
In 2015, the GRA became an accredited member of the GPA, and is currently also an active participant in the GPA’s Global Cross Border Enforcement Cooperation Arrangement, which aims to foster data protection compliance by organisations processing personal data across borders.
The GRA is also a member of the GPA’s International Enforcement Working Group and the GPA’s Digital Education Working Group.