Giuseppe Abbamonte was appointed Director of the Media and Data Directorate (now Media
Policy) in January 2014. The Directorate is, amongst many other things, responsible for the
development and follow-up of the European Big Data Strategy and the European regulatory
framework on audiovisual media.
Shortly after his appointment as Director, Giuseppe delivered a major Communication setting
out the Commission's strategy on Data called "Towards a thriving data-driven economy" and set
up the European Public Private Partnership on "Big Data Value.
In his former positions, he was the head of the electronic communications policy unit and then
of the cybersecurity and on-line privacy unit. As part of the latter job, he supervised and
directed the elaboration of the European Cybersecurity Strategy and of a proposal for a
European law on network and information security. He also has an extensive experience in
complex merger cases and in consumer law.
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