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Vice President for Values and TransparencyEuropean Commission
Birgit Sippel has been a member of the European Parliament since 2009. In 2014, she was elected Coordinator (spokesperson) of the S&D Group in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). She currently serves as the European Parliament rapporteur for the regulations on ePrivacy as well as for access to e-evidence.
In the past, she has been involved in a wide range of topics covering the area of privacy and data protection (e.g. Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme, Passenger Name Record data (PNR)). Moreover, she has been involved in the advancement of police and judicial cooperation at EU level (Area of Freedom, Security and Justice), e.g. by supporting the adoption of several directives on procedural safeguards. In addition to this, she is working on files related to the EU asylum policy, migration and the Schengen area. She is also a member of the Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries, and a substitute member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL).
In 1982, Birgit Sippel joined the Socialist Youth of Germany (“Die Falken”, belonging to the International Falcon Movement). That same year, she also joined the Social-Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and became actively involved in her local party branch in Neheim (Germany). In 1983, she became a member of the German Industrial Union of Metalworkers (IG Metall), in which she served, amongst others, as an employee representative. From 1994 to 2004, she served as an SPD member of the city council of Arnsberg (Germany). Apart from her commitment at local level, Sippel was a member of the SPD’s Federal Party Council from 1996 to 2010 and has been a member of the party’s council and presidium in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westfalia since 2010.
Head of the International data flows and protection UnitEuropean Commission
Lorena Marciano is Director and EMEAR Data Protection and Privacy Officer at Cisco Systems. She is responsible for overseeing the risk management, data protection program implementation as well as external relationships for the Region. Prior to joining Cisco , she has been working eight years for top tier national and international firms in Italy, Belgium and US with main focus on Data Protection and Privacy, Intellectual Property and New Technologies. Lorena is an Italian qualified lawyer and holds a Law Degree from University of Rome and a LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law in the US. She served also as Board Member of the Education Advisory Board of the IAPP and holds qualified certifications as CIPP/E and CIPM, CISM, as well as FIP.
Director, EMEAR Data Protection & Privacy Officer, Cisco