© Jessica Theis
Born: 20 February 1963, in Reykjavík, Iceland
Studies: Cand. Juris 1988 from the University of Iceland. Visitor student in Administrative Law and Public Administration at the University of Copenhagen 1990-1991. Doctor Juris 2005 from the University of Iceland.
Professional career: Assistant Judge, City Court of Reykjavik, 1988-1991; Special Assistant, The Althing Ombudsman (The Parliamentary Ombudsman’s Office), 1991-1998; Member of the committees of specialists which wrote the legislative bills on the Administrative Act from 1993 and the Freedom of Information Act from 1996; Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Iceland, 1998-1999; Professor of Law, University of Iceland, 1999-2007; Vice-Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Iceland, 2002-2005; Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Iceland, 2005 – 2007; Chairman of the Commission for access to administrative documentation from the 1st of January 2005 to the 1st of September 2007. Justice at Supreme Court of Iceland, 2007-2011. Chairman of the Special Investigation Commission which was established with Act no. 142/2008 on an Investigation of the Events Leading To, and the Causes Of, the Downfall of the Icelandic Banks in 2008, and Related Events, from the 1st of January 2009 to the 1st of September 2010. Chairman of the Board of The Data Protection Authority 1999-2011. Chairman of the Committee on the Evaluation of the Judicial Candidates in Iceland 2010-2011. Judge at the EFTA Court since 2011.
Publications: books and articles on Administrative law, constitutional law, Data Protection and Information Privacy, financial law and EU and EEA law.