Maria Michaelidou

Member of the Committee of Convention 108
Council of Europe

Maria Michaelidou is a staff member at the Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection in Cyprus since 2003. Within the scope of her official activities, she participates in international meetings and events and she is involved in the training of DPOs, as well as in awareness raising activities for data controllers, students and the public at large.
Maria was secondment within the Data Protection Unit of the Council of Europe for four years (2012-2016) and was in charge of the work on the modernisation of the data protection Convention 108, as well as in the promotion of the Convention at global level and the implementation of cooperation activities. She further exercised leadership in the management of the revision of the Recommendation on Employment and she contributed to the reviewing of the FRA Handbook on European Data Protection Law (2014 edition).