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Section 1 - Independent status

Art. 51 – Supervisory authority

Recital 117

The establishment of supervisory authorities in Member States, empowered to perform their tasks and exercise their powers with complete independence, is an essential component of the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of their personal data. Member States should be able to establish more than one supervisory authority, to reflect their constitutional, organisational and administrative structure.

§ 17 Representation on the European Data Protection Board, single contact point
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Körffer in Paal/Pauly, Datenschutz-Grundverordnung, Art. 51 (German)

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