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Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin Selected Head of Article 29 Working Party
Ms. Falque-Pierrotin succeeds Jacob Kohnstamm, Chairman of the Netherlands Authority, who had chaired the Working Party for four years. Mr. Kohnstamm is known for his diplomatic skills and his tenure was marked by his outreach to U.S. officials and corporations, and his frequent visits to the U.S. In February, Mr. Kohnstamm was the keynote interviewee at the Privacy Law Salon in Miami, FL, and participated (with EU Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx) in a meeting of the Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum at the Menlo Park, CA offices of Facebook.
The new Article 29 Chair will be faced with a changing cast of characters at the European Commission as well as the European Parliament, at a time when the future of the European Commission's proposal for a new Data Protection Regulation is uncertain. Observers of Ms. Falque-Pierrotin believe she will be pragmatic yet forceful in her advocacy of robust privacy protections in the region.
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