European Data Protection Digest

EU Data Protection Digest Contributors

July 25, 2012

The IAPP is pleased to introduce the European data protection experts who contribute to the European Data Protection Digest e-newsletter on a weekly basis. Subscribe here.

Pascale Gelly
Cabinet Gelly

Pascale Gelly is an attorney at the head of the Paris based Cabinet Gelly with an extensive practice of emerging and international data protection issues, both in house with GE and as an outside counsel.

Pascale is one of the authors of the model clauses approved by the EC Commission in 2004 and of GE's BCR. She has been playing an active lobbying role in Europe on other matters such as e-mail marketing, employment data, whistleblowing lines and simplification of notifications.

She holds a post-master degree (University Paris II) and an LLM  (Columbia Law School).

Pascale is a board member of AFCDP (French Association of Privacy Correspondents) and a member of the European Advisory Board of IAPP and of the Scientific Committee of the European Privacy Association.

Rocco Panetta
Panetta & Associati Studio Legale

Rocco Panetta is an Italian lawyer and partner of Panetta & Associati Studio Legale, a Rome-based law boutique that focuses on regulatory and contractual matters in the privacy and data protection realm. Mr. Panetta has significant experience in telecommunications, e-commerce, IT-IP and cloud computing matters, and assists domestic and international clients. Mr. Panetta was the head of the legal department at the IDPA-Italian Data Protection Authority (also known as Garante)-for seven years. There, he served as Italy's European Commission representative for Art. 29 Working Party activities. Before his tenure at the IDPA, Mr. Panetta practiced law at Baker & McKenzie's Rome office. He is an author, data protection professor and frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. He also serves on the IAPP European Advisory Board.


Bruno Rasle

Bruno Rasle is executive director of the AFCDP (French Association of Privacy Correspondents). A data security and Internet optimization expert, he pioneered and created the IP Quality of Service market in France. Bruno is co-author of the book Halte au Spam (Eyrolles, 2003), and was a member of the French government's anti-spam task force. In this role, he organized the Spam Forum Paris, which was held at the French National Parliament. A regular columnist for the main French IT magazines, he is the editor of the AFCDP newsletter L'actualité des données personnelles.


Henriette Tielemans
Covington & Burling LLP

Henriette ("Jetty") Tielemans is a partner in the Brussels office of Covington & Burling LLP and co-chair of the firm's Global Privacy and Data Security practice. She is a member of the European Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and was selected by the European Commission to join the five-member team of the Commission's expert group on privacy (GEXPD group). She advises multinationals on all aspects of data privacy and international data transfers, including national law requirements of most EEA Member States, and has assisted several companies to certify under the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement. Ms Tielemans is a regular speaker at privacy conferences organized by the ABA and FTC and has written extensively on privacy-related issues. Ms. Tielemans holds law degrees from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and Harvard. Ms. Tielemans is fluent in Dutch, French, English and German.