Rosa Barcelo


Squire Patton Boggs


Rosa Barcelo is a partner of the law firm Squire Patton Boggs; she is deputy co-chair of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity (DPC) Practice Group in the Brussels office.
Rosa Barcelo is specialized in European data protection and privacy with particular focus on cutting-edge ICT issues.  She advises clients on compliance with the GDPR and the e-Privacy Directive, including programmatic advertising and online tracking technologies, online marketing, privacy in communications, artificial intelligence and personal data transfers.   
Rosa has nearly 20 years of experience in European data protection and privacy, drawn from working in private practice, as well as in public service with the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the European Commission.
Prior to joining the firm, Rosa was Deputy Head of Unit of the Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Unit of DG CONNECT in the European Commission, where she led legislative deliberations over the proposed e-Privacy Regulation.  During her tenure with the European Commission, Rosa worked in the Data Protection Unit, where she was responsible for international data transfers.  Rosa’s work with the office of the EDPS focused on a wide range of ICT-related issues. In these roles, Rosa worked closely with national supervisory authorities participating in the former Article 29 Working Party (now the European Data Protection Board).
Rosa has also worked in academia and as a private lawyer in the Brussels offices of various international law firms, where she advised on EU privacy and data protection issues, as well electronic commerce and technology laws.


Contributions by Rosa Barcelo

  • Tracking Walls: Can Websites Deny Access to Individuals Who Deny Consent?
    Moderator at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • Member of European Advisory Board 2019 - 2020
  • New European Electronic Communications Code means the application of the ePrivacy Directive to OTTs
    Privacy Tracker
  • GDPR and Data Breach Liability: Managing the Risk of Litigation and Fines
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • A Perfect Storm: GDPR and ePR in 2018
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2017
  • E-Privacy on the Drawing Board
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2016