Article 39

Article 39 – Supervisory authority

1. Each Member State shall provide that one or more public authorities are responsible for monitoring the application of the provisions adopted pursuant to this Directive and for contributing to its consistent application throughout the Union, in order to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons in relation to the processing of their personal data and to facilitate the free flow of personal data within the Union. For this purpose, the supervisory authorities shall co-operate with each other and the Commission.

2. Member States may provide that the supervisory authority established in Member States pursuant to Regulation (EU)…./2012 assumes responsibility for the tasks of the supervisory authority to be established pursuant to paragraph 1 of this Article.

3. Where more than one supervisory authority is established in a Member State, that Member State shall designate the supervisory authority which functions as a single contact point for the effective participation of those authorities in the European Data Protection Board.

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