Race to become new EDPB Chair officially kicked off

Apr 27, 2023

Source: European Data Protection Board

During the EDPB’s plenary of 26 April 2023, the EDPB members running to become the new EDPB Chair presented their candidacy to the Board.

In accordance with the GDPR, the Board elects one Chair and two Deputy Chairs amongst its members, by simple majority for a term of office of five years, which is renewable once. The Chair is the official representative of the Board.

The terms of office of Chair Andrea Jelinek and Deputy Chair Ventsislav Karadjov, will be ending on 25 May 2023. Candidates for both positions were given a chance to present themselves to the other members of the Board a month ahead of the election. The position of Deputy Chair Aleid Wolfsen is not open for re-election, as he was elected on 15 May 2019 and his term will therefore end on 15 May 2024.

The following Heads of national data protection authorities (DPAs) expressed their interest to become the next EDPB Chair:

Ventsislav Karadjov (Bulgarian DPA)
Anu Talus (Finnish DPA)
Aleid Wolfsen (Dutch DPA)

The following Heads of DPAs expressed their interest to become Deputy Chair:

Irene Loizidou Nikolaidou (Cypriot DPA)
Jekaterina Macuka (Latvian DPA)
Zdravko Vukić (Croatian DPA)

The elections will take place during the EDPB plenary meeting on 25 May 2023, through secret ballot.

For more information on the election procedure, please consult the EDPB Rules of Procedure.

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