Marietje Schaake is a Dutch politician and has been serving as a member of the European Parliament since 2009. She is a member of D66, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe political group. She is the founder of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda for Europe. Furthermore, she is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and an adviser to the Center for Humane Technology. Schaake was featured by Politico as one of the 28 most influential Europeans in the class of 2017.
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"It’s time we looked into how the curating of information, as it’s presented to users, can affect the rule of law online across Europe. Think about how, whenever fair economic or industrial competition is at stake, anti-trust authorities can demand that companies provide sensitive information."
An interview between techdirt's Flemming Rose and Marietje Schaake.
"Marietje Schaake 05 Apr 2017 plenary speech on Hate speech, populism, and fake news on social media – towards an EU response."
"According to Schaake, inviting representatives from all sectors – government, businesses, civil society, and academia – to connect in one space can bridge existing gaps between technology and policy circles and, in the end, lead to better results."
"Last April, when 34 technology companies announced their membership of a Cybersecurity Tech Accord, it was portrayed as proof that the private sector was, at long last, taking responsibility for protecting civilians online — something governments had conspicuously failed to do. Since then, the ranks of signatories to the self-imposed cybersecurity standards has more than doubled."
"MEP Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE): 'Unfortunately the good parts on enhancing transparency and accountability for the removal of illegal content are completely overshadowed by the parts that encourage automated measures by online platforms.'"