Former Data Protection Commissioner (Slovenia); Former Chair Joint Supervisory Body Europol (JSB
Field of specialisation
After graduating from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia in 1992, Nataša Pirc Musar passed the national bar examination in 1997. From 1989 until 1996, she was employed at the Slovenian national television station RTV Slovenija as a journalist and news presenter for the main news programme. From 1996, she worked for five years as a news presenter on 24 ur, the primary information programme of the largest commercial television broadcaster in Slovenia, POP TV. In 2003, she became the Director of the Training and Communications Centre of the Supreme Court of Republic of Slovenia. From 2004 until 2014, Nataša has held the office of Information Commissioner of the Republic of Slovenia in charge of data protection and access to public information.
In 2009, Nataša Pirc Musar was elected as the Vice President of the Europol Joint Supervisory Body, and in 2013 the President of the JSB Europol.
In 2013, she was a member of the Ad Hoc EU-USA Expert Group with the mandate to discuss the ‘Snowden’ affair with USA.
Nataša has been running her own law firm since 1 January 2015.
In November 2015, she successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis at the University of Vienna titled ‘How to strike the right balance between access to public information and personal data protection – using a public interest test.’