V?ra Jourová is European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. Her responsibilities include ensuring swift adoption of the EU data protection reforms and negotiations with the United States to protect the privacy of EU citizens.
Before coming to the European Commission in 2014, Jourová held the position of Minister for Regional Development in the Czech Republic. Previously, from 2006 to 2013, she worked in her own company as an international consultant on European Union funding and consulted in the Western Balkans about European Union Accession.
In 2003, Jourová was appointed deputy minister for regional development, a position she held for three years. Previously, she worked as head of the Department of Regional Development in the Vyso?ina Region, from 2001, and before that as secretary and spokesperson of the T?ebi? Municipal Office from 1995 to 2001.
Ms Jourová holds a law degree from Charles University, Prague and a master's degree in the theory of culture from the Charles University, Prague.
Contributions by V?ra Jourová
Opening General Session
Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2017