The new EU digital legislation (Artificial Intelligence Act, Digital Services Act, Digital Markets Act, Data Governance Act, Data Act and the various European Data Spaces) introduces new instances of regulation in the field of data economy and data protection. What is or could be the role of data protection officers and supervisory authorities in this constellation? This panel tries to give an overview of the views of the EU regulatory bodies as well as of the data protection officers themselves.
• What is or could be the role of European and national supervisory authorities in respect to new and emerging EU digital legislation?
• What is or could be the role of data protection officers in respect to new and emerging EU digital legislation?
• Will the role and responsibilities of the authorities supervising digital services and markets, artificial intelligence and data protection be harmonized throughout Europe?
• Should the role and function of the DPO be expanded to adapt to these new legislative circumstances?