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José Luis Rodríguez Álvarez Nominated Director of Spanish DPA

DATA PROTECTION—SPAIN

June 21, 2011

The Spanish Council of Ministers approved on June 17 the nomination of José Luis Rodríguez Álvarez as director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency. The lawyer and professor of constitutional rights in the Faculty of Law of the Complutense University of Madrid was nominated director of the Cabinet of the Spanish Ministry of Justice in February 2009--a role he has now given up due to the circumstances. Rodríguez Álvarez will replace outgoing director Artemi Rallo Lombarte. (Article in Spanish.)
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