Jan Kleijssen

Jan Kleijssen joined the Council of Europe in 1983 as a lawyer with the European Commission of Human Rights. Having served as director of the Secretary General’s Private Office and as the special adviser to the president of the Parliamentary Assembly, he is currently the director of Information Society and Action Against Crime, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law, of the Council of Europe. This Directorate carries out standard-setting, monitoring and co-operation activities on a wide variety of issues, including: Freedom of expression, Data protection, Internet governance and Cybercrime. He has had numerous papers published, the most recent being “Una Internet Centrada en los Derechos Humanos y en las Personas: La Perspectiva del Consejo de Europa” in Nueva Revista (2013) and “Protecting Internet Freedom: A Pressing Challenge” in Synergy Magazine (2012).

Twitter: @JKleijssen

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