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Candidates for EU's data protection job heard by the European Parliament

Loek Essers | Oct. 23, 2014
The European Union is finally moving to replace its data protection supervisor, after Members of the European Parliament interviewed the five candidates shortlisted for the roles of EU data protection supervisor and assistant supervisor on Monday.

Padova seemed to be the most experienced with enforcement agencies, which is an important quality, Albrecht said.

Wiewiórowski applied for the assistant supervisor job and has been Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data in Poland since 2010, representing Poland in the Article 29 Working Party (WP29), the umbrella group for European data protection authorities.

According to Albrecht, he knows by heart what he's talking about and knowledge of the WP29 is really important in times of data protection reform in Europe.

On Tuesday afternoon the LIBE committee will select its preferred candidates, and Parliament will hold its vote at a later date. Both In 't Veld and Albrecht said they hoped things can be wrapped up before the end of the year.

 

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