Privacy & Security Talk with Alexander Alvaro, Vice-President of the European Parliament
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When: Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Where: Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee Meeting Space
1634 I Street NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Alexander Alvaro (@AlexAlvaro) is a Member of the European Parliament and is a Governor of the European Internet Foundation (EIF), which is the European counterpart to the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee.
Mr. Alvaro met with Internet Caucus Advisory Committee stakeholders in an informal discussion on privacy, security and Internet policy issues. The conversation was an informal roundtable discussion similar to the recent discussion on Internet freedom with fellow European Parliamentarian Marietje Schaake last month. A moderated Q&A followed. This event was open to all Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee members and friends, government staff and members of the press.
More About Alexander Alvaro
He is in his second term as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Free Democratic Party of Germany, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. During his first mandate, he was the Spokesman of the ALDE group in the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, a substitute for the Committee on Legal Affairs, a member of the delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council and as a substitute for the delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand.
Since 2009 and for his second mandate he became Vice-President of the Committee on Budgets, member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, of the Special committee on the policy challenges and budgetary resources for a sustainable European Union after 2013, and of the Delegation for relations with Iran and was elected as vice president of the Parliament in January 2012.
Alexander also initiated the Oneseat campaign (Oneseat.eu) with Swedish Minister for European affairs and ex-MEP Cecilia Malmstrom, founded a cross-party group of young members (eu40.eu), dealt with the American Government on the Swift International EU-US Treaty, and advocated for civil liberties on legislative projects such as ACTA.
Alexander is also a Governor of the European Internet Foundation (EIF), which is the European counterpart to the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee.