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Announcing the newest member of the AIWS Standards and Practice Committee – Paul Nemitz

The AIWS Standards and Practice Committee of the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI) welcomes the newest member Paul F. Nemitz, Principal Advisor of the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission. The AIWS is grateful to have a group of individuals joining the board and bring their unique talents, expertise and perspectives to further our mission to promote the development of AI that is safe, humanistic and beneficial to society.

Photo: Paul F. Nemitz, Principal Advisor of the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission

Mr. Paul Nemitz studied Law at Hamburg University and obtained a Master of Comparative Law from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he was a Fulbright grantee. He also passed the first and second cycle of the Strasbourg Faculty for Comparative Law.

He was appointed by the European Commission on April 12, 2017, following a 6-year appointment as Director for Fundamental Rights and Citizen’s Rights in the same Directorate General.

As Director, Nemitz led the reform of Data Protection legislation in the EU, the negotiations of the EU – US Privacy Shield and the negotiations with major US Internet Companies of the EU Code of Conduct against incitement to violence and hate speech on the Internet.

Before joining the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers, Nemitz held posts in the Legal Service of the European Commission, the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Development Cooperation and in the Directorates General for Trade, Transport and Maritime Affairs.

Nemitz has represented the European Commission in numerous cases before the European Court of Justice and has published widely on EU law.