European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Giovanni Buttarelli

Giovanni Buttarelli

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Giovanni Buttarelli is the European Data Protection Supervisor.

He was appointed by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council on 4 December 2014 for a term of five years.

Biography

From January 2004 to December 2009, he served as Assistant Supervisor. Before joining the EDPS, he was Secretary General at the Italian Data Protection Authority from 1997-2009. As a Cassation judge in the Italian judiciary, he has long been involved in many initiatives and committees on data protection and related issues at international level.

Nationality: Italian

  • European Data Protection Supervisor, EDPS, Brussels

    4 December 2014-present day

  • Assistant Supervisor, EDPS, Brussels

    17 January 2009 - 3 December 2014

  • Secretary General, Italian Data Protection Authority, Rome

    14 August 1997 - 16 January 2009

  • Advisor, Legislation Department, Italian Ministry of Justice, Rome

    28 November 1989 - 13 August 1997

  • Cassation Judge, Italian Judiciary

    2006 - present day

  • Member of Italian Judiciary

    1986 - 2006

  • Head of two Registry Offices, Muncipality of Frascati, Rome

    1 August 1976 - 7 September 1986

  • Moscow Mechanism, designation by Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe resource list

    2010 - 2017

  • Alternative member of the Article 29 Working Party

    June 1997-present day

  • President of the Joint Supervisory Authority, Schengen Agreement

    2002 - 2003

  • Vice President of the Joint Supervisory Authority, Schengen Agreement

    2000 - 2001

  • Chairman of the Customs Supervision Coordination Group

    2011 - present day

  • Professor on Protection of Personal Data and Fundamental Rights in Italy and Europe at Faculty of Law, Lumsa University, Rome

    2005-present day

  • Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at Faculty of Law, La Sapienza University, Rome

    1984-1990

  • Law degree, Cum Laude, La Sapienza University, Rome

    1984

Curriculum Vitae

Giovanni Buttarelli’s CV

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