Zsuzsanna Belenyessy

Legal Officer
European Data Protection Supervisor

Zsuzsanna Belenyessy has been working for the European Data Protection Supervisor as a legal officer since 2006, first in the supervision and enforcement team, and since 2010, in the policy and cooperation unit. She is providing advice to the European Parliament, Council and the Commission on new legislative proposals and cooperating with data protection authorities across Europe to help ensure a common approach. Recently she was rapporteur for the Opinions of the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party on Purpose Limitation, Legitimate Interest, and on Open Data. Previously she drafted the EDPS Opinion on Smart Metering and the EDPS Video-surveillance Guidelines. Prior to joining the EDPS, she worked in private practice on cross-border transactions in Brussels, Prague, Bucharest and Budapest (1995-2006). She also spent 2 years in the United States on a Fulbright scholarship (2001-2003) and was admitted to the New York Bar. Her main area of interest is seeing how data protection and privacy laws can evolve and remain relevant in the era of big data.