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I. Articles in newspapers & research journals

  • 2023/10/15: 'KI-Regulierung: ein Trilog unter großem Zeitdruck' in my 5th 'Bericht aus Brüssel' in the RDV magazine. Vol 5 / 2022. More info here.

  • 2023/08/11: 'Endspurt in der EU Digitalpolitik' in my 4th 'Bericht aus Brüssel' in the RDV magazine. Vol 4 / 2023. Find more information here.

  • 2023/07/20: 'A dataset on EU legislation for the digital world' published by the Brussels-based economic think tank BRUEGEL. June 2023. Access the dataset here.

  • 2023/07/20: 'A law for foundation models: the EU AI Act can improve regulation for fairer competition' published by the OECD - The AI Wonk blog. Access the article here.

  • 2023/06/12: 'CHATGPT & CO - Ein KI-Gesetz für Europa' published by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Access the article here.

  • 2023/06/09: 'GPT-4 und die EU KI-Regulierung' in my 3rd 'Bericht aus Brüssel' in the RDV magazine. Vol 3 / 2023. Find more information here.

  • 2023/04/19:'KI-Verordnung – Bärendienst für die heimischen KMU' published by Tagesspiegel Background 'Digitalisierung & KI'. Access the article here​.

  • 2023/04/14: 'Im EU Datenschutz nichts Neues ... oder doch?' in my 2nd 'Bericht aus Brüssel' in the RDV magazine. Vol 2 / 2023. Find more information here.

  • 2023/04/13: 'Trustworthy AI made in the EU: how common values can be a competitive edge' published by Euractiv. Access the article here.

  • 2023/02/10: 'Wirrwarr in der EU-Datenregulierung – Gute Gesetzgebung geht anders' in my 1st 'Bericht aus Brüssel' in the RDV magazine. Vol 1 / 2023. Find more information here.

  • 2021/12/07: 'The European Parliament’s role in EU digital governance: Aspiration and reality' published by Wilfried Martens Centre in 'European View'. Issue 2/2021, pp. 131-139. Access the article here.

  • 2015/02/05: 'Junckers Investment Initiative: A «sham» or a «true reboot»' published by SME Europe in 'European Entrepreneur'. Issue 2/2015, pp. 44-46. Access the article here.

II. Interviews & podcasts

  • 2023/10/31: Interview for a Head story ‘Kai Zenner - the AI Influencer’ by Table Media GmbH & Corinna Visser. Read it here.

  • 2023/10/23: Interview together with Carlos Muñoz Ferrandis on ‘What can two lawyers playing cards teach us about Artificial Intelligence?’. Watch/read it here.

  • 2023/10/19: Podcast on 'EU AI Act Trilogue: The Focus Points' recorded by Information Labs and Caroline De Cock’s hot item. Watch it here.

  • 2023/10/16: The German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) recorded the next Data Agenda Podcast (Episode 45) on 'State of the AI Regulation in October 2023- on the home stretch or facing another run?’ with Prof. Dr. Rolf Schwartmann. Listen to it here.

  • 2023/09/29: Recorded a podcast on 'AI Act - Überregulation oder Wettbewerbsvorteil?' with #Ereignishorizont. Listen to it here.

  • 2023/09/28: Recorded a podcast with Lakera on AI Act and #foundationmodels. Listen to it here.

  • 2023/07/27: Podcast on 'Regulating AI' for 'The Joe Reis Show'. Listen to the session here.

  • 2023/07/20: Interview on the 'Effects of the AI Act on society and businesses' by BI-Spektrum. Read it here.

  • 2023/07/19: Interview on the AI Act for 'AD Europe' published by the law firm August Debouzy. Read it here.

  • 2023/06/30: Interview after the MEPAwards 2023 with The Parliament magazine. Watch it here.

  • 2023/06/21: Podcast on 'Can blockchain solve AI's trust problem?' recorded for 'OwlExplains' by Ava Labs. Listen to it here.

  • 2023/06/14: Interviewed by Greta Buschhaus for the ZDF documentary on 'Der gefährliche Golschrausch in Silicon Valley - Wer steckt hinter ChatGPT & Co?'. Watch the documentary here.

  • 2023/06/13: Interview with James Llewellyn-Smith at the Identity Week in Amsterdam. Watch it here​.

  • 2023/05/17: Data Agenda Podcast. Episode 40 on 'Fünf Jahre DS-GVO – Kann die DS-GVO auch KI?' moderated by Professor Rolf Schwartmann. Listen to the episode here.

  • 2023/04/12: Taso Tech Talks on 'EU tech policy - why the European Union is a global centre for digital regulation and what that means across the world'. Listen to the episode here.

  • 2023/03/22: Data Agenda Podcast. Episode 34 on 'Neues aus dem Maschinenraum der EU-Datenregulierung – KI und ePrivacy' moderated by Prof Rolf Schwartmann and Prof Tobias Keber. Listen to the episode here.

  • 2023/01/09: Data Agenda Podcast. Episode 29 on 'Wirrwarr in der EU-Datenregulierung – Gute Gesetzgebung geht anders' moderated by Prof Rolf Schwartmann and Steffen Weiss. Listen to the episode here.

  • 2022/11/29: Interview conducted by Jedidiah Bracy (IAPP) on 16 November during the Europe Data Protection Congress 2022. Read the article here.

  • 2022/07/22: Interview conducted by Iva Tasheva (CyEn) on "Cybersecurity Rules on Artificial Intelligence, the new AI Act". Watch the interview here.

III. Legislative work

  • 2021/0106(COD) in the IMCO/LIBE-committee (Rule 58) on the AI Act as EPP LIBE Shadow Rapporteur (Voss AMs) as well as Rule 57+ opinion in the JURI-committee as Rapporteur (draft opinion and final opinion). See also our supporting documents.

  • 2020/2266(INI) in the 'Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age' (AIDA) as Rapporteur (draft report and factsheet - my colleague took over after the draft report was tabled and did the compromise negotiations).  

  • 2020/2130(INL) in the JURI-committee on Responsible private funding of litigation as Rapporteur (draft report and factsheet).

  • 2020/2717(RSP) in the LIBE-committee on the GDPR implementation evaluation report of the Commission as EPP Shadow Rapporteur (Voss AMs and factsheet).

  • 2020/2018(INI) in the ITRE-committee on the European Data Strategy as Rapporteur for the Rule 57 opinion in the JURI-committee (draft opinionfactsheet and final opinion adopted by committee).

  • 2018/2855(RSP) in the LIBE-committee on Cambridge Analytica as EPP Shadow Rapporteur (Voss AMs).

  • 2018/2645(RSP) in the LIBE-committee on the Privacy Shield as EPP Shadow Rapporteur (Voss AMs).

  • 2018/0112(COD) in the IMCO-committee on a new set of rules for doing business online (P2B) (Voss AMs for the Rule 57 JURI-opinion).

  • 2018/0331(COD) in the LIBE-committee on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online (Voss AMs).

  • 2018/0108(COD) in the LIBE-committee on electronic evidence in criminal matters (Voss AMs).

  • 2018/0106(COD) in the JURI-committee on a Directive for protecting whistle blowers (Voss AMs).

  • 2018/0089(COD) in the JURI-committee on a Directive establishing a collective redress regime (Voss AMs).

  • 2017/0003(COD) in the LIBE-committee on a new ePrivacy regulation as EPP Shadow Rapporteur as well as Rapporteur for the Rule 56 opinion in the JURI-committee (draft opinion - resigned from JURI rapporteurship after the final vote in JURI was lost. Voss became also EPP LIBE Shadows after the European election in 2019. In JURI, I took over after draft opinion was tabled in 2017).

  • 2017/0002(COD) in the LIBE-committee on an updated data protection framework for the EU-institutions (45/2001 review) as EPP Shadow Rapporteur (adopted law - I took over after the draft report was tabled in 2017). 

  • 2013/0256(COD) in the LIBE-committee on a new Eurojust regulation as Rapporteur (adopted law​ - I took over after the draft report was tabled in 2017).

IV. Position Papers and other political initiatives

  • 2021: Fixing the GDPR: Towards Version 2.0 (see *.pdf

  • 2021: DSA/DMA position of the CDU/CSU faction (see *.pdf)

  • 2021: Main principles of the EPP group for the upcoming DSA file (see *.pdf)

  • 2020: Response to the AI White Paper of the European Commission (see *.pdf)

  • 2020: Digital Manifesto (Roadmap to secure Europe’s digital sovereignty and geo-political competitiveness) (see *.pdf)

  • 2018: Main points of criticism on the Collective Redress proposal of the Commission (see *.pdf)

  • 2018: German FAQ for the GDPR implementation (see *.pdf)

  • 2017: Main points of criticism on the EP-draft on ePrivacy (see *.pdf)

V. Some of the projects in my role as Research Associate for the KAS European Office*

  • 2017 event series 'Think Digital' in cooperation with Google, Siemens and ZVEI. Block #1 on Smart Cities (see report) and block #2 on innovation policy (see report).

  • 2017 event series 'Forum Internal Security' with Hanns-Seidel-Foundation and the Representation of Bavaria. Block #1 on '2 years after Charlie Hebdo' (see report) and block #2 on 'Better security by increased cooperation' (see report).

  • Ongoing expert workshops from 2015-2017 with various partners: (1) BDI-KAS-EMU, (2) BDI-KAS-Internal Market, (3) BDI-KAS-International Trade, (4) DIHK-KAS Brüsseler Initiative, (5) KAS-Wirtschaftsrat, (6) IW Köln-KAS and (7) DStGB-KAS. Exemplary, see reportreport / report / report.

  • Organizing delegations and exchange programs to foster dialogue between Berlin and Brussels from 2015-2017, sometimes ending with public events (see report / report).

  • Reports of European Council summits in 2015 (Feb / Mar / Jun / Oct / Dec), in 2016 (Feb / Mar I and II / Jun / Oct / Dec) and in 2017 (Feb / Mar I and II / AprJun) as well as on the Greek government-debt crisis in 2015 and the Brexit referendum I and II in June 2016.

(* All documents in section V. are shared with the consent of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The copyright for these documents remains solely with them.)

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