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> Appointing decision of the European Parliament and the Council of 4 December 2014, OJ L 351, 09.12.2014, p. 9

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> Commission public call for candidates, published in OJ C 163 A, EDPS 28.5.2014

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> Commission public call for candidates, published in OJ C 163 A, Assistant Supervisor 28.5.2014

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> Commission public call for candidates, published in OJ C 219 A, 31.7.2013

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Giovanni Buttarelli (EDPS) and Wojciech Wiewiórowski (Assistant Supervisor) are members of the institution, appointed by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council. Assigned for a five year term, they took office on 4 December 2014.

 
The selection procedure which led to their appointment was transparent and involved the three major EU institutions. Following a public call for candidates, an inter-institutional selection board made a short list of the most competent applicants, who were then interviewed. Subsequently, the selection board forwarded a list with recommended candidates to the European Commission for its adoption and submission to the European Parliament and the Council. Hearings then took place in the European Parliament in order to evaluate the experiences, skills and independence of the candidates. This was followed by discussions in Parliament and Council, and eventually by a joint decision.
 

> Commission public call for candidates, published in OJ C 126A, 23.5.2008

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> Appointing decision of the European Parliament and the Council of 14 January 2009, OJ L 11, 16.01.2009, p. 89

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Giovanni Buttarelli,
European Data Protection Supervisor  

 

Giovanni Buttarelli has been European Data Protection Supervisor since December 2014. He was appointed by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council on 4 December 2014 for a term of five years. He previously served as Assistant EDPS, from January 2009 until December 2014.

Before joining the EDPS, he worked as Secretary General to the Italian Data Protection Authority, a position he occupied between 1997 and 2009. A member of the Italian judiciary with the rank of Cassation judge, he has attended to many initiatives and committees on data protection and related issues at the international level. 

Curriculum vitae

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Declaration of financial interests 2016

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Declaration of financial interests 2015

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Declaration of financial interests 2014

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Declaration of financial interests 2013

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Declaration of financial interests 2012

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Declaration of financial interests 2011

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Declaration of financial interests 2010

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Declaration of financial interests 2009

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Wojciech Wiewiórowski,
Assistant Supervisor  

 

Wojciech Wiewiórowski has been Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor since December 2014. He was appointed by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council on 4 December 2014 for a term of five years.

Before his appointment, he served as Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data at the Polish Data Protection Authority, a position which he had held since 2010. He was also Vice Chairman of the Working Party Article 29 Group.

Curriculum vitae

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Declaration of financial interests 2016

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Declaration of financial interests 2015

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  Former members

 

Peter Hustinx
EDPS
2004-2014

 Peter Hustinx served as EDPS from January 2004, contributing to the building of the new supervisory authority and developing its role at the EU level. He was reappointed for a second five-year term of office in January 2009.

Prior to his appointment as EDPS, Mr Hustinx worked as the President of the Dutch Data Protection Authority as from 1991. Between 1996 and 2000, he was Chairman of the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party.

His long standing experience in the field also extends to the broader European level; covering work as an expert in the Committee which prepared the Council of Europe Convention on data protection (No. 108). He also has data protection experience from the law enforcement field, having been Chairman of the Appeals Committee of the Joint Supervisory Body of Europol, and Chairman of the Commission for the Control of Interpol's Files

Curriculum vitae

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Joaquín Bayo Delgado, Assistant Supervisor 2004-2009

 

Mr Bayo Delgado was Assistant EDPS from 2004 to 2009, contributing to the building up of the new institution and putting into practice the EDPS supervisory tasks.

Prior to his appointment as Assistant EDPS, he served as a judge in Spain from 1989. He was elected Chief Judge of the Barcelona bench of judges, and was then responsible for judicial data bases in the city. Mr Bayo Delgado also worked as a member of the IT Committee of the Spanish Council of the Judiciary. He was active as an expert to the Council of Europe in programs relating to the judiciary for Central and Eastern European countries since 1989.

Curriculum vitae

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  • 23 September 2016

    The coherent enforcement of fundamental rights in the age of Big Data. Read the Opinion and press statement

  • 22 September 2016

    Migration, security and fundamental rights: A critical challenge for the EU. Read the Opinions and the press release.

  • 08 September 2016

    Accountability needs technology! - read the latest blogpost by Wojciech Wiewiórowski.

  • 17 August 2016

    The EDPS, in collaboration with European consumer organisation BEUC, is hosting a joint conference on Big Data: individual rights and smart enforcement. The conference will take place in Brussels on 29 September 2016. For more information on the conference and how to register, visit the EDPS Events page.

  • 05 August 2016

    Our IT services are undergoing scheduled maintenance from 12 to 15 August. Please note that, for technical reasons, we cannot guarantee that the complaints and annexed files submitted during this period will reach us - despite a possible acknowledgement of receipt. Should you not receive any acknowledgement of receipt within 10 working days from submitting your complaint, please do let us know.

  • 30 September 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli pays an accountability visit to the European Court of Justice, Luxembourg

  • 30 September 2016

    Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at the Seminar organised by the International Association of Lawyers on Data Protection in Financial Technology, Insurance and Medical Services: A new regulation and perspectives, Luxembourg

  • 29 September 2016

    EDPS-BEUC Conference on Big Data: individual rights and smart enforcement, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, Belgium

  • 28 September 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli and Wojciech Wiewiórowski meeting Michael O'Flaherty, the Director of the  EU Agency for Fundamental Rights Agency, Brussels, Belgium

  • 27 September 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli meeting Thomas Lösse-Mueller, Head Chancellery Schleswig Holstein, Brussels, Belgium

  • 27 September 2016

    107th Plenary meeting of the Article 29 Working Party, Participation of Giovanni Buttarelli and Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Brussels, Belgium

  • 27 September 2016

    Giovanni Buttarelli meeting Shadow Rapporteurs on smart borders proposals, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

  • 26 September 2016

    Seminar on data protection at University of Bologna, Speech by Giovanni Buttarelli, Bologna, Italy