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Josef Weidenholzer

Since 2011, Josef Weidenholzer is member of the European Parliament (MEP) and since 2015, he is vice-president of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament. In his role as MEP, he is known for his social engagement in the areas of human rights, fundamental rights and consumer protection. When it comes to digital matters he works along the lines of “Better not get overrun by the future”. He actively works on the framework for a digital society and the digital internal market. Recently, his focus lay on the legal aspects of automation and net neutrality. Besides, he focusses on hate speech and fake news, as well as on data protection in terms of data exchange with the United States and in the area of big data.