Markus Reinisch joined Facebook in March 2018 as the Vice President for Public Policy in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His portfolio includes the management of the company’s regional public policy strategy and key relationships with senior policy stakeholders. Prior to this, Markus was Global Public Policy Director at Vodafone, where he was responsible for leading the company’s work on developing policy strategies and engagement with policymakers. He has also held other executive policy roles within the communications industry including at Colt Group, Orange Group and Deloitte Consulting. Markus holds an LLM from the University of Warwick and a law degree from the University of Vienna.
How to create a safer digital space and protect the fundamental rights of citizens online? How to prevent the misuse of data? How to empower citizens and build more resilient democracies across the Transatlantic area in the digital age? What is, and what should be the role of the private sector in strengthening democracy?