Jan P. Albrecht is a member of the European Parliament elected for the German Greens. As a lawyer and one of the most significant European politicians of the young generation he focuses on the protection of privacy and strengthening civil rights in the era of internet and digital technology. Between 2006 and 2008 he was the spokesman of the German Green Youth and in 2009 he was elected to the European Parliament as the youngest German deputy. He has sponsored the proposed General Data Protection Regulation which was in October adopted by an overwhelming majority by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs in the EP. His goal is to have the Parliament vote on adopting this bill before this year’s elections (May 24).