European Data Protection Supervisor
Giovanni Buttarelli assumed the position of European Data Protection Supervisor in late 2014. His term as the director of the EU's independent data protection authority is five years. The assignment of the EDPS is to ensure compliance with the personal data protection regulations in the EU’s institutions and agencies. The Data Protection Supervisor also monitors new technologies that may impact data protection. Previously, Buttarelli worked in the same organisation as the Assistant Supervisor of the same organisation. He has also been a Cassation judge in the Italian judiciary. And he has participated in many international projects and expert commissions dealing with the field of data protection.