Anna Buchta

Head of Unit Policy & Consultation, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

Anna Buchta is Head of Unit “Policy & Consultation” at the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), coordinating the work of the EDPS on providing advice to the EU legislators on legislative and policy proposals relevant to data protection. She has extensive experience in data protection and privacy regulations and litigation before the Court of Justice, notably in several cases concerning data retention, national security and PNR. She was one of the institutional rapporteurs on EU data protection for the FIDE2021 Congress (reports available here: https://fide2020.eu/fide-2020/topics/). She participates in working groups of the High-Level Group on Access to Data for Effective Law Enforcement co-chaired by the Commission and the Presidency of the Council. Previously, Anna worked at the European Commission, among others on data privacy in electronic communications. Before that, she was a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI, currently CITIP) at KU Leuven (Belgium) and worked as a lawyer in private practice. Anna has a master's degree in Law from the University of Warsaw (Poland) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from KU Leuven.