GARANTE PROTEZIONE DATI UE
Giovanni Buttarelli (1957) 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 international level.
Upon designation of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, he has been included for six years in the OSCE´ (Organization for security and Co-operation in Europe) resource list of the “Moscow Mechanism”, including eminent persons experienced in the field of the human dimension, from whom an impartial performance of their functions may be expected, at disposal of the OSCEODIHR Office to contribute to the solution of specific problems concerning the respect of human rights and the human dimension.
Member appointed by the Peace Research Institute of Oslo in the High Level Policy Panel of the European Project `Public Perception of Security and Privacy: Assessing Knowledge, Collecting Evidence, Translating Research Into Action – PACT (285635)’.
He signed with 138 other national personalities the Italian Manifest for a Digital Agenda (2011). Regular contributor to specialised books journals, at European and national level and author of an enormous number of papers.