Christopher Docksey

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Christopher Docksey

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

Professional experience

Christopher Docksey was appointed as Honorary Director-General of the EDPS after serving as Director in charge of the EDPS Secretariat.  He started his career as a law lecturer in the UK and the US before moving to the European Commission.  As a member of the Commission Legal Service he was the Legal Adviser responsible for providing legal advice on data protection legislation, on negotiations on international data transfers, and for representing the Commission in the data protection cases heard before the European courts.

Since retiring from the EDPS he has been appointed as Member of the Data Protection Authority of Guernsey and as a Member of the Advisory Board of the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity at the University of Maastricht.  He has written numerous articles on privacy and data protection and is one of the authors and principal Editors (with Professors C. Kuner and L. Bygrave) of the Oxford University Press Commentary on the General Data Protection Regulation.

He has spoken regularly at international conferences on data protection law and case law and has lectured on data protection law at numerous universities in Europe and the U.S.  In 2019 he was invited by the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners to give the keynote lecture on accountability.

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