Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou is a Greek Member of the European Parliament affiliated to the European People’s Party (EPP), an economist and an attorney-at-law. She worked for several years as an attorney in the USA, specializing in financial transactions and international banking law; as an external expert for the European Commission, and as a manager in consulting companies in Brussels and Luxembourg.
She has served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Ioannina and was the first woman to be elected as a member of the Greek Parliament for the district of Ioannina in 2012. She was re-elected in 2015 from the district of Athens B. She also served as Party Spokesperson and as Head of the Fiscal Policy Sector, Development and Competition Sector and Digital Policy, Telecommunications & Media sector for New Democracy.
Elected at the European Parliament in 2019, Ms Asimakopoulou serves as Vice-Chair of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) and is a member of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA), the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), the Committee on Development (DEVE) and the Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA).
How to address the tension between the privacy rights of EU citizens and the US national security policy? Is an overhaul of US domestic privacy laws a likely possibility?
How can the USA and the EU work together to become standard-setters in the area of tech policy? Which are the key areas of common interest, and where are they likely to diverge? With data transfers being at the heart of the transatlantic economy, what should be the core provisions of a future transatlantic digital trade deal? (substitute for the cancelled Privacy Shield)