Ralf SauerDeputy Head of Unit, DG Justice and Consumer International Data Protection Unit at EU Commission
Ralf Sauer is the Deputy Head of DG Justice and Consumer's Unit for International Data Flows and Protection at the European Commission which covers data flows both for commercial and law enforcement purposes. He has been one of the key negotiators of the EU-US Privacy Shield and the mutual adequacy arrangement with Japan and has led the Commission’s work on the draft new Standard Contractual Clauses. Ralf Sauer has also represented the Commission in the negotiations on a modernisation of Council of Europe Convention 108, the only binding international agreement on data protection. He regularly speaks at international conferences and panels on data protection issues. Previously, Ralf Sauer worked for almost 10 years in the European Commission's Legal Service, among others representing the Commission in front of the European courts in a large number of cases. He holds an LL.M. and doctoral degree from Yale Law School.