Since August 2020, Simone Cuomo is the Secretary-General of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) which is the voice of the European legal profession representing, through its members, more than 1 million European lawyers. He joined the CCBE in 2010 as Senior Legal Advisor managing a range of CCBE committees in areas of data protection as well as cross-border judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters. Besides policy advocacy towards the EU institutions, he also managed the CCBE’s activities with the Council of Europe’s European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice of the (CEPEJ) where he contributed to various papers and working groups. For many years he has been closely involved in EU policy developments as regards the digitalisation of justice, with a main focus on translating lawyers’ needs in electronic judicial proceedings, as well as procedural safeguards and the impact of novel technologies on the legal profession. Before joining the CCBE in 2010, Simone Cuomo worked for more than six years in the field of EU legal affairs for both private and public entities. Languages: Dutch, English, Italian, French, and German.