European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
Giovanni Buttarelli has been appointment European Data Protection Supervisor since 4 December 2014 by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council for a term of five years. Before entering his office, he has served for six years as EDPS Assistant Supervisor. The experience on data protection includes the participation in many bodies at European Union level (including Art. 29 Working Party, Art. 31 Committee of Directive n. 95/46/EC and Taiex programs), and at the Council of Europe (in particular, also as a consultant, TPD; CJPD, DHSAc, Venice Commission), as well as the contribution to many hearings, meetings and workshops held also by Parliaments and to specialized book journals and papers. He currently teaches on privacy at the Lumsa University, Rome.