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Paul Nemitz currently serves as the principal advisor in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers. In his previous post as director for fundamental rights and union citizenship, he led negotiations on the code of conduct against hate speech on the internet, the EU-US Privacy Shield and the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which contains the right to be forgotten. He launched a justice policy workstream on democracy, freedom of speech and press plurality in Europe, starting with the Colloquium of Fundamental Rights hosted in November 2016 by Frans Timmermans, the first vice-president of the European Commission. Nemitz has published extensively on EU law and holds a position as visiting professor of law at the College of Europe in Bruges.


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