Bruno Gencarelli

European Commission

Bruno heads the newly established unit responsible for international affairs (including data flows) in the area of justice and consumers at the European Commission. He was notably 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 and, recently, the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. He co-led for the EU the negotiations with the UK on all aspects relating to justice and consumers in the context of Brexit. Bruno 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.