Paul F. Nemitz is the director for fundamental rights and union citizenship in the Directorate General for Justice & Consumers of the European Commission. The free movement of people in Europe, data protection, and children's rights are also key responsibilities of his Directorate. Before joining DG Justice & Consumers, Nemitz held posts in the Legal Service of the European Commission, the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Development Cooperation, and the Directorates General for Trade, Transport, and Maritime Affairs. In addition to broad experience as agent of the commission in litigation before the European Courts, he has published extensively on EU law, which he is currently teaching as a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. Nemitz studied law at Hamburg University and obtained a Master of Comparative Law from George Washington University Law School, where he was a Fulbright grantee.
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Read Paul Nemitzs testimony or watch the video by scrolling down to Advisory Council public meetings and clicking on Brussels (approximately at 3:13).
Nemitz makes the case for defending the European standards for the protection of the right to individual privacy, civil rights protection from both Governmental and private corporate profiling.
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Finding the right balance is exactly the spirit of the on-going EU data protection reform: empowering citizens to manage their personal data while explicitly protecting freedom of expression and of the media.