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Rosa Barcelo

Partner and Deputy Co-Chair, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group, Squire Patton Boggs

Rosa Barcelo

Rosa Barcello has nearly 20 years of experience in European data protection and privacy, including expertise in compliance, enforcement and policy. Her experience covers diverse sectors and is drawn from working in private practice, as well as in public service with the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the European Commission.

Prior to joining the Squire Patton Boggs, Ms Barcelo was Deputy Head of Unit of the Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Unit of DG CONNECT in the European Commission, where she led legislative deliberations over the proposed e-Privacy Regulation.

During her tenure with the European Commission,Ms Barcelo held other privacy and data protection-related roles, including in the Data Protection Unit, where she was responsible for international data transfer issues (BCRs, adequacy decisions and EU-US Safe Harbor).

Ms Barcelo’s work with the office of the EDPS focused on a wide range of ICT-related issues. In these roles, Ms Barcelo worked closely with national supervisory authorities participating in the former Article 29 Working Party (now the European Data Protection Board).

Ms Barcelo has also worked in academia and as a private lawyer in the Brussels offices of various international law firms, where she advised on EU privacy and data protection issues, as well electronic commerce and technology laws.

Ms Barcelo is a frequent lecturer on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity. In addition

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