Digital Ministerial


Bruno Gencarelli

European Commission

Deputy to the Director


Mr Gencarelli is Deputy to the Director for Fundamentals Rights and Rule of Law, and heads the International Data Flows and Protection unit at the European Commission. He was in charge of the Commission's work in the area of data protection in the decisive phases of the legislative reform of EU data protection law. This included leading the Commission's delegation in the interinstitutional negotiations with the European Parliament and the Council on the data protection reform (GDPR and "Law Enforcement Directive"). He also led the negotiations of several data transfer arrangements, including the EU-Japan mutual adequacy arrangement creating the world’s largest area of free and safe data flows. He recently co-led for the EU the negotiations with the UK on all aspects relating to justice and consumers in the context of Brexit. He is in currently in charge of the negotiations on a successor arrangement to the EU-US Privacy Shield. Mr Gencarelli previously served as a member of the European Commission's Legal Service and as an assistant (référendaire) to a judge at the European Court of Justice after having practiced law in the private sector

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