The process of appointing the next European Data Protection  Supervisor (and Assistant Supervisor) begins the week of 27 October. The European Parliament will question the five shortlisted candidates for these posts before consulting with the European Council to agree on who should be appointed to each role. The European Data Protection Supervisor is in post for five years and has responsibility for EU data protection legislation and policies, ensuring data compliance by EU institutions and encouraging cross-border co-operation on privacy issues.

European Parliament news – 20 October 2014