Brussels, 21 August 2019: It is with great sadness that we have learnt today about the loss of Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor.

Through his immense contribution to the debate about data protection and privacy, he highlighted the interdependence between this matter and the transformation of society, economy, and technology as a whole. His brilliant mind and constructive dialogue will be greatly missed in the EU data protection community.

We send our sincere condolences to his family and colleagues.