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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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  • 05 February 2016

    Opening address given by Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS, at the Fifth Workshop on Data Protection in International Organisations

  • 03 February 2016

    On 2 and 3 February 2016, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) met to discuss the consequences of the CJEU judgment in the Schrems case for international transfers. Read the statement on the introduction of a "EU-US Privacy Shield".

  • 02 February 2016

    On 5 February 2016, the EDPS and the International Committee of the Red Cross will host a workshop on data protection within international organisations, which will take place in Geneva. For more information see the EDPS Events page.

  • 28 January 2016

    EDPS starts work on a New Digital Ethics. Read the press release.

  • 28 January 2016

    The EDPS is celebrating 10 years of Data Protection Day! Watch our video, follow our events live and get involved in the debate on Twitter #DataProtectionDay. Information on all our events can be found on the EDPS Events page.

  • 05 February 2016

    Data Protection Within International Organisations, Geneva, Switzerland, Giovanni Buttarelli chairs the morning session and speaks at the workshop

  • 29 January 2016

    9th International CPDP Conference, Brussels, Belgium, concluding remarks by Giovanni Buttarelli

  • 28 January 2016

    9th International CPDP Conference, Brussels, Belgium, Giovanni Buttarelli moderates panel on Transatlantic Discussions: Developing a Sustainable 'Big Data' Ecosystem - Diverse Approaches to the ...

  • 28 January 2016

    9th International CPDP Conference, Brussels, Belgium, Giovanni Buttarelli chairs panel on Data, Dignity and Technology - Exploring Digital Ethics

  • 28 January 2016

    Smart Sharing, Data Protection Day conference for trainees at the EU institutions, Brussels, Belgium, Giovanni Buttarelli and Wojciech Wiewiórowski speak at the conference

  • 28 January 2016

    GDPR: A new chapter for EU data protection - how the new Regulation will empower you to take control of your personal information, Data Protection Day conference for EU officials, ...

  • 27 January 2016

    9th International CPDP Conference, Brussels, Belgium, Wojciech Wiewiórowski moderates panel on The Data Protection Reform: The Reform in Perspective

  • 08 December 2015
    The Industrial Internet Era, Brussels, Belgium, Wojciech Wiewiórowski takes part in panel Cybersecurity, Privacy and the Industrial IoT