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Bruno Gencarelli

Bruno Gencarelli heads the newly created International Data Flows and Protection Unit at the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers). In the past years, Mr Gencarelli led the Commission’s delegation in the interinstitutional negotiations with Parliament and Council which resulted in the adoption of the EU data protection reform package (“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 a 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.