Paul has in depth knowledge and experience of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), having been a civil servant with the Dutch Data Protection Authority when this was first proposed, and thereafter being heavily involved in the implementation, from a local and international law enforcement perspective.
Within the Article 29 Working Party, Paul was coordinator on the subgroup on Borders, Travel & Law Enforcement and was secretary of what is now the Global Privacy Assembly.
Paul currently works as Data Protection Lead at Catawiki, a Dutch online marketplace for special objects. He is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at Maastricht University’s European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity, lecturing on a range of topics from the fundamentals of privacy and data protection law to accountability, international data transfers and ePrivacy. He is co-host of the Serious Privacy podcast.