Cybersecurity & Privacy Innovation Forum


Cybersecurity & Privacy Innovation Forum 2015

Giovanni Buttarelli


Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor


Giovanni BUTTARELLI European Data Protection Supervisor Mr. 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 international level.