Leonardo Cervera Navas is the Secretary General of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), the Data Protection Authority of the European Union.
Law graduate of the University of Málaga and master’s degree in European Law from the University of Granada (Spain). He was a fellow at Duke University in North Carolina (US) as part of the EU Fellowship Programme of the European Commission. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in HR management by Kingston University (UK). He is Member of the Malaga Academy of Sciences (correspondent in Brussels).
Leonardo joined the European Commission in 1999 and since then he has been working in the Data Protection field in the EU institutions. In 2010, he joined the EDPS as a manager and he was appointed Director in 2018. In July 2023, he has been appointed Secretary General. As Head of the Secretariat, he sits at the Management Board of the EDPS, advises the European Data Protection Supervisor and he is in charge of the coordination and implementation of the strategies and policies of the institution.
Contributions by Leonardo Cervera-Navas
The Alignment Problem in AI Viewed Through the Lens of European Law
Speaker at AI Governance Global 2023, an IAPP event
AI, Machine Learning and Privacy Challenges
Speaker at In-Person Munich KnowledgeNet: 27 April 2023
International Forum on Privacy and Data Protection: Advances and regulatory challenges in a global society
Speaker at Virtual Madrid KnowledgeNet: 17 May 2021
Jornada el Reglamento de ePrivacy a Debate
Speaker at Virtual Madrid KnowledgeNet: 16 March 2021
The Face Off — How Regulators Will Take on Facial Recognition Technology
Web Conference Speaker
- Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2020 - Cancelled
Las Transferencias Internacionales de Datos a Debate: Una Visión Desde España, Europa e Iberoamérica
Speaker at Virtual Madrid KnowledgeNet: 22 October 2020