The new European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, was announced by the Parliament's President Martin Schulz last Thursday. His Assistant Supervisor will be Wojciech Rafal Wiewiórowski. They are appointed for the period of 1 Decemeber 2014 to 30 November 2019.

President Schulz said: "Protection of personal data is a key fundamental right, and one which needs renewed attention in the digital age. I therefore congratulate the incoming European Data Protection Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor and pay tribute to Peter Hustinx for more than ten years of committed service".