wolfgang-kleinwaechterWolfgang Kleinwaechter is a Professor for International Communication Policy and Regulation at the Department for Media and Information Studies of the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He was a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) from 2003-2005, a Special Adviser to the chair of the Internet Governance Forum from 2005 to 2010 and a member of the UNCSTD IGF Improvement Working Group from 2010 to 2012. He is involved in ICANN since 1998 where he chaired, inter alia, the Nominating Committee (NomCom) and from 2011-2013 he was a member of the GNSO Council. He has since become a member of the ICANN Board of Directors. He is also a member of the “Panel of High Level Advisers” of the “Global Alliance for ICT and Development” (GAID), a co-founder of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EURODIG) and chair of the ICANN Studienkreis. In 2009 the Council of Europe appointed him to chair the COE Cross Border Internet Expert Group. He is chair of the IOT Governance Sub-Group of the EU Tasks Force on the Internet of Things and worked as evaluator in the EUs Safer Internet Action Program (SIAP). In the academic world, Wolfgang Kleinwächter is an elected member of the International Council of the “International Association for Media and Communication Research” (IAMCR) and a partner in the EU FP 7 project “Next Generation Internet/EURO-NF” where he is a member of the Steering Board and leads a special research project on “Governance and Privacy Implications of the Internet of Things”. He is the founder and chair of the “European Summer School on Internet Governance” (EURO-SSIG), and has published and edited more than 200 articles and 12 books.


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