Peter Hustinx has served as the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) since January 2004, contributing to the building of the new supervisory authority and developing itsrole at Community level. He was reappointed for a second five-year term of office in January 2009. Prior to his appointment as EDPS, Mr. Hustinx worked as the President of the Dutch Data Protection Authority as from 1991. Between 1996 and 2000, he was Chairman of the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party. His long standing experience in the field also extends to the broader European level; covering work as an expert in the Committee which prepared the Council of Europe Convention on data protection (No. 108). He also has data protection experience from the law enforcement field, having been Chairman of the Appeals Committee of the Joint Supervisory Body of Europol, and Chairman of the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files.