Préposé cantonal à la protection des données et à la transparence (Genève)

Territory: Switzerland

Continent: Europe
Competence: Privacy/Data Protection and ATI/RTI 

Year established: 2010
Number of staff: 3
Head of authority: Stéphane Werly
In 2004, Stéphane Werly successfully defended his thesis entitled “La protection du secret rédactionnel”. After obtaining a lectureship at the Universities of Fribourg and Neuchâtel, he is now a full professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Neuchâtel, where he teaches communication law. In 2011, the Federal Council appointed him as a judge on the Independent Complaints Authority for Radio and Television (ICA). Since 2014, he has held the position of Cantonal Data Protection and Transparency Commissioner. 
Relevant Laws
Loi sur l’information du public, l’accès aux documents et la protection des données personnelles du 5 octobre 2001 (LIPAD) (https://www.ge.ch/legislation/rsg/f/s/rsg_a2_08.html)
Contact details: Boulevard Helvétique 27, 1207 Genève
Telephone: +41 22 546 52 40