Conference Speaker Rosa Barcelo

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Department Unit H1 – Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Unit
Organisation European Commission

Rosa Barcelo works at the European Commission, in DG CONNECT (Unit H1 – Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Unit) where she is Deputy Head of Unit. The Unit is responsible the review of the ePrivacy Directive (2002/58). It is also competent for legislative, policy and R&I actions to improve network and information security, such as the NIS Directive.

Prior to taking up this job, Rosa worked for the European Data Protection Supervisor (2006-2011) and in DG JUSTICE Data Protection Unit of the European Commission.

Rosa has worked as a private lawyer in the Brussels offices of Morrison and Foerster and DLA Piper where she advised clients on European privacy and data protection, electronic commerce and technology law. She also worked for some years in the academia (Belgium and Spain).  She obtained her PhD in Law with a dissertation on electronic contracts and digital signatures.