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José Luis Pinar

Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Doctor in Law
Biography: Doctor in Law at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Professor of Administrative Law at Castilla-La Mancha (on leave) and CEU-San Pablo de Madrid Universities. He was Dean of the Law Faculty of both Universities and Vice-Rector of International Relations at CEU-San Pablo de Madrid University.

He was Director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency, Vice-President of the European Group of Data Protection Authorities and Founding President of the Iberoamerican Network for Data Protection.

Jose Luis is Permanent Chairperson and President of the Department of Public Law of the General Commission of Codification.

Lawyer and International Consultant on Data Protection and Access to Information.

He holds the Cruz de Honor de San Raimundo de Peñafort.

He is Director of the Master Oficial Universitario en Protección de Datos, Transparencia y Acceso a la Información, of CEU-San Pablo University, the only one of its kind that is accredited by ANECA.

He has for many years campaigned for a high-quality transparency law in Spain, and participated in the Expert Commission on the analysis of the draft transparency, Access to information and good government Law (2012).

He has authored a number of publications on public law, on particular between the rights of transparency and data protection. He has spoken at conferences in over 20 countries, and has participated in the editorial boards of various Spanish and international specialist public law magazines.

Titular of the  Google Chair on Privacy, Society and Innovation, constituted in the CEU-San Pablo University and has  participated as international expert on the  Advisory Council to Google on the Right to be Forgotten.

Member of the Legal Commission of the General Council of the Spanish Bar. Member of the Advisory Council of the Spanish Association of Foundation. Vice-President of the Jury for Self-Regulation of Advertising, Spain.