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European Policy, Government Surveillance

CDT Taps Jens-Henrik Jeppesen to Lead Its Advocacy in Europe

Washington – Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, a senior technology policy expert with more than 15 years of experience in Brussels, has been tapped to lead CDT’s advocacy efforts in Europe. Jeppesen, who begins work on March 1, will handle a broad range of issues, including data protection, cybersecurity, free expression and intellectual property.

Jeppesen comes to CDT from Dell, where he set up and led the company’s Europe, Middle East & Africa Government Affairs team. He was responsible for Dell’s engagement with EU policy makers, building support for Dell’s Public Sector businesses in major European markets, and advising management on state aid and antitrust issues. Prior to his position at Dell, he managed Intel’s EU Affairs team working on issues such as data protection, cybersecurity, copyright, and standards policy and regulation.

“We are very pleased to welcome Jens to our team,” said Leslie Harris, CDT’s President and CEO. “He has a deep commitment to CDT’s mission and to our collaborative approach to policy development,” Harris said. “His expertise and extensive experience will be invaluable in building our presence and strengthening our relationships in Brussels.”

“I am very excited about the opportunity to build up CDT’s European presence and profile,” Jeppesen said. “As the opportunities offered by the Internet and digital technologies multiply, so do the challenges of framing the right policies that support both human rights and innovation,” Jeppesen said. “With its credibility and expertise, CDT is poised to be a leading contributor to European technology policy debates.”