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Bruno Gencarelli

European Commission
Head of Unit – International Data Flows and Protection, Directorate-General for Justice & Consumers
B-1000 Brussels, , BEL


Mr. Gencarelli heads the International data flows and protection unit at the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers). He was in charge of the Commission’s work in the area of privacy in the decisive years of the legislative reform and the EU-US negotiations. In that capacity, he led the Commission's delegation in the interinstitutional negotiations with the European Parliament and the Council that resulted in the adoption of the EU data protection reform ("General Regulation" and "Police Directive"). He was also one of the lead negotiators of the EU-US Privacy Shield and of the "Umbrella Agreement". Mr. Gencarelli previously served as a member of the European Commission's Legal Service and as an assistant (référendaire) to a judge at the European Court of Justice after having practiced law in the private sector. He holds degrees in law and political science, and teaches EU Competition Law at Sciences Po Paris. He is the author of numerous publications on EU law.
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