Stefan Heumann is deputy director of the program “European Digital Agenda” at the Berlin-based think tank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung. The program brings together stakeholders from business, academia, foundations, NGOs, think tanks and governments to discuss and develop policies that will advance innovation and technology in Germany and Europe. The program also hosts the privacy project, which seeks to engage policy makers, civil society, and businesses in a debate on how privacy can and needs to be protected in the age of big data and surveillance. Stefan Heumann is a member of the Freedom Online Coalition working group on privacy and transparency online. Prior to joining Stiftung Neue Verantwortung in Berlin, Stefan Heumann coordinated the public affairs section of the U.S. Consulate in Hamburg and worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Colorado. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.
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