European Digital Rights is proud to announce that Jan Penfrat (né Weisensee) has joined the Brussels office as the team’s new Senior Policy Advisor.

In the past, Jan was a freelance technology reporter at the German IT magazine where he covered internet regulation, IT security and open source software. He holds Master’s degrees from the College of Europe (Belgium) and Freiburg University (Germany), starting his career as a policy consultant for the lobbying firm EUTOP. Jan Penfrat is also co-founder of the Belgian non-profit Privacy Training Center.

As part of his role at EDRi, our new colleague will be in charge of platform regulation, access to data (“e-evidence”), online disinformation, surveillance and telecommunications.