Paul Nemitz

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European Commission

Principal Advisor, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers

Paul F. Nemitz is the Director for Fundamental rights and Union citizenship in the Directorate-General for JUSTICE of the European Commission. The Free movement of people in Europe, Data protection and Children's rights are also key responsibilities of his Directorate.

Before joining DG JUSTICE, Nemitz held posts in the Legal Service of the European Commission, the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Development Cooperation and in the Directorates General for Trade, Transport and Maritime Affairs. He has a broad experience as agent of the Commission in litigation before the European Courts and he has published extensively on EU law. He is teaching EU Law as a visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges.

Nemitz studied Law at Hamburg University. He passed the state examinations for the Judiciary in Hamburg and for a short time was a teaching assistant for Constitutional law and the Law of the Sea at Hamburg University. He obtained a Master of Comparative Law from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he was a Fulbright grantee. He also passed the first and second cycle of the Strasburg Faculty for comparative law, supported by a grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

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Contributions by Paul Nemitz

  • AI and GDPR: Why 'The Algorithm Did It' Won't Fly
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • The View from the Commission: Preparing for GDPR and a New Privacy Shield
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2016
  • Global Enforcement of Privacy: Data Protection Law Finally Protected?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2016
  • Future Impacts and Preparation for the New Privacy Shield
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2016
  • Implementing Privacy Shield: Challenges and Opportunities
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2016
  • GDPR: The Big Picture
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2016
  • Paul Nemitz (Keynote Address)
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2015
  • Opening General Session
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2015
  • Debating the Right to Be Forgotten
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2015
  • Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Congress 2012