Thomas Zerdick, LL.M., is Policy Officer in the Personal data protection unit at the European Commission’s Directorate-General (DG) for Justice. Previously, he held positions at the DG for Internal Market and the DG for Enlargement, including as an EU legal expert to the United Nations Good Offices Mission in Cyprus. Mr Zerdick studied Law in Passau and at the College of Europe in Bruges. He was an attorney specialising in European Union law, IT law and personal data protection law and Director of the German Bar Association’s Brussels office. He has published books and articles on European Union law.