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  • Ms Cathrin Bauer-Bulst
    Acting Head of the Cybercrime Unit
    European Commission DG HOME


Cathrin Bauer-Bulst is acting head of unit for the fight against cybercrime and child sexual abuse in DG Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission. Her unit develops legislative proposals and policy and coordinates EU efforts to better fight cybercrime. She also co-chairs the Commission's informal task force on electronic evidence and the Governmental Advisory Committee Working Group on Public Safety issues within ICANN. Cathrin has a background in law and IT; prior to her career at the Commission, she worked for an international law firm in Brussels and an IT consultancy in New York. She is a fully qualified lawyer trained in Germany and France and also holds a degree in history and literature from Harvard College.