Niebel - Michael

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Michael Niebel presently is responsible for Internet Policy in the European Commission. During the last years he has been instrumental in the establishment of the European Network and Information Security Agency ENISA and in the introduction of the European Top Level Domain .eu. In former functions in the European Commission, he has been dealing with Intellectual Property including Copyright legislation for software, Information Security and Critical Infrastructure Information Security, as well as with the Telecom liberalisation in the European Union and with aspects of regulation related to television in the European internal market. He has been contributing to the first report of the European Commission on the Information Society and the related action plan.
In 1990 he was part of the effort of the Commission to launch Data Protection legislation at the European level. Michael Niebel is member of the Governmental Advisory Committee of ICANN and the European Commission representative in the follow up of the World Summit of the Information Society.