Giovanni Buttarelli, who passed away earlier this week, was a colossus in our field. As European Data Protection Supervisor, he spearheaded data protection law and policy in Brussels institutions, including the European Commission, Council of Ministers, European Parliament and Court of Justice of the European Union. But much more than that, he was a beloved and much-admired member of the privacy and data protection community, acquiring numerous devotees at all ranks of the profession all over the world. To recognize Giovanni’s unique stature, impact and legacy, the IAPP is launching a special In Memoriam page, where members of the community will share tributes, memories, photos and thoughts. We begin with contributions from Andrea Jelinek, head of the Austrian Data Protection Authority and director of the EDPB, Helen Dixon, data protection commissioner of Ireland, and Elizabeth Denham, the U.K.’s information commissioner.
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