The European Data Protection Board, established under Article 68 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, shall have the task to contribute to the consistent application of Chapters I and II and III of this Regulation.
To that end, the Board shall have the following tasks: (a) advise the Commission on any proposed amendment of this Regulation; (b) examine, on its own initiative, on request of a supervisory authority designated in accordance with Article 18 (0) or on request of the Commission, any question covering the application of this Regulation in relation to Chapters I, II and III and issue guidelines, recommendations and best practices in order to encourage consistent application of this Regulation; (c) (d) issue guidelines, recommendations and best practices in order to facilitate cooperation, including exchange of information, between supervisory authorities referred to in paragraph 0 of Article 18 and/or the supervisory authority responsible for monitoring the application of Regulation (EU) 2016/679; (da) issue guidelines, recommendations and best practices in accordance with point (b) of this paragraph to assess for different types of electronic communications services the moment in time of receipt of electronic communications content; (db) issue guidelines, recommendations and best practices in accordance with point (b) of this paragraph on the provision of consent in the context of Articles 6 to 6b and 8 of this Regulation by end-users who are legal persons and or in an employment relationship; (e) provide the Commission with an opinion on the icons referred to in paragraph 3 of Article 8; (f) (g) (h) promote the exchange of knowledge and documentation on legislation on protection of electronic communications of end-users and of the integrity of their terminal equipment as laid down in Chapter II and practice relevant supervisory authorities world wide;
Where the Commission requests advice from the Board, it may indicate a time limit, taking into account the urgency of the matter
The Board shall forward its opinions, guidelines, recommendations, and best practices to the Commission and make them public.
The Board shall consult the supervisory authorities referred to in Article 18 (0) before any of the tasks referred to in paragraph 2.
The Board shall, where appropriate, consult interested parties and give them the opportunity to comment within a reasonable period. The Board shall, without prejudice to Article 76 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, make the result of the consultation procedures publicly available.