Anu Talus

2024 Privacy Symposium-Keynote Speaker

Anu Talus

EDPB Chair

Anu Talus has served as the Finnish Information Commissioner since autumn 2020. She is the Head of the Office of the Information Commissioner (TSV) and the Chair of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Before holding these positions, she worked as Deputy Information Commissioner from August 2019 until November 2020.  


Prior to her work at the IMY, Talus served as Senior Adviser at the Ministry of Justice for over ten years. At the Ministry of Justice she led the implementation of the GDPR in Finland and acted as representative of the Finnish government in the EU GDPR negotiations. Talus has also worked at the European Commission, International Data Flows and Protection Unit (DG Justice and Consumers) as Seconded National Expert (SNE).  


Talus holds a Doctor of Laws degree and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Helsinki and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Vaasa.