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About

Insights, analysis and comment on all things digital in Brussels and beyond

Why Jammin'Digital

To "jam" is to improvise, that is to say, to deviate from the [beaten] track. That’s why ‘jamming’ – as an allegory for endeavour to, at least occasionally, deviate from the mainstream line or from one particular scenario. In this respect, we seek to offer different perspectives on digital policy topics – for more than just one melody we may well have heard before.

 

‘Jamming’ or ‘to jam’ may also be associated with deliberate blocking or interference with signals, or indeed, with a traffic jam. We hear a lot about all things digital, some of which is closer to fiction – exaggerated clickbait versions of reality, which may in fact be simpler and less overwhelming if explained and/or understood. And we hear so much about digital that it does inevitably lead to an information traffic jam of sorts. Jammin’Digital is here to try an help you navigate this crowded and complex space.

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Behind the mic

The founder of Jammin'Digital is a seasoned 'Brussels Bubble' insider, a former journalist and a digital policy enthusiast. A lawyer with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit, Evelina has 15+ years of experience in EU & competition law and public affairs. 

Evelina drives Jammin'Digital in her personal capacity, at arm's length from her other professional engagements. As much as she is interested in all things digital, at Jammin'Digital, she does not herself take any position, nor represent specific interests on topics explored here but is rather offering a forum for diferrent perspectives in digital policy debates.

Data & Privacy

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Evelina Kurgonaitė

Guest Speakers

Jammin'Digital is interested to hear from different stakeholders ranging from decision makers, policy shapers, observers, researchers, thinkers to businesses. Recent guest speakers include:

Renate Nikolay

Head of Cabinet of the European Commission Vice President Vera Jourová

Previously, she led the Unit of inter-institutional and international relations at the European Commission's DG Justice between 2011 and 2014, dealing with legislative files and international negotiations such as the ones on data protection with the US. Prior to that she was advisor in the Cabinet of the first High Representative / Vice President Cathy Ashton where she led on the relations with the European Parliament in setting up the European External Action Service and on relations with Asia, in particular China.

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Dr Andrea Jelinek

Chair of the European Data Protection Board

Director of the Österreichische Datenschutzbehörde - Austrian Data Protection Authority since 2014. From October 2010 to June 2011 she was head of the Vienna Foreign Police, followed by a position as Head in the Regional Police Department. Before that, in 2003, she was the first woman in Vienna to be appointed head of a police commissioner's office. She has also worked at the Ministry of the Interior as head of  legal and legislative department.

Prof. Anu Bradford

Distinguished Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization at the Columbia Law School

Professor at Columbia Law School and Director of the European Legal Studies Center. Anu earned her S.J.D. (2007) and LL.M. (2002) degrees from the Harvard Law School. Prior to moving to academia, she practiced competition law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels. Her research focuses on comparative and international competition law. She is a co-creator of the largest cross-national dataset of competition law around the world. Author of the book "The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World"

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