Virtual after work drinks with MEPs

At YPDP, we’ve also had to make a switch to virtual events for our young professionals community during the pandemic. Our new “virtual after work drinks” series with Members of the European Parliament has been a great success so far! In May, we welcomed Liberal MEP Moritz Körner and discussed his experiences with the COVID crisis and his digital policy priorities. In October, we sat down (virtually) with S&D MEP Tiemo Wölken to discuss the Digital Services Act, AI, data policy and the upcoming legislative battles on EU tech regulation. We will continue the series with two more MEP guests before the end of the year, so stay tuned! Are you interested in becoming a YPDP member? Send us an email at info@ypdp.org!

Register now: YPDP Games Night, 17 February

Dear YPDPs,

You are invited to join our upcoming YPDP Games Night on Wednesday, 17 February, 18h30.

What better way to socialise and network than playing together with some of the coolest games? By the way, we were also told that the games are a great workout.

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

The Games Night will take place at our friends from Microsoft.

This event is open to all registered YPDPs.  Please register by email now.

This event is supported by Microsoft.

Best regards,

The YPDP Team

YPDP Breakfast Roundtable on U.S. Surveillance Reform

YPDP and the U.S. Mission to the EU hosted a breakfast roundtable discussion on U.S. surveillance reform with Alex Joel (Civil Liberties Protection Officer, U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence) on 28th January at the U.S. Mission to the EU.

Joel
Mr Joel’s explained how his office ensures that the protection of privacy and civil liberties is appropriately incorporated in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Participants had a lot of questions and we had a lively discussion which also discussed the how many European Member States are enacting new surveillance laws in response to the threat from terrorism.

#techxmasreadings – Crowd-sourcing reading suggestions for the Christmas time

Hi YPDP’s,
Just before the holiday season is about to start and people are traveling home from Brussels, YPDP’er @lenard_ko from Allied For Startups has kicked of an initiative to crowdsource some reading suggestions for tech-policy enthusiasts in the EU using this open document (Follow #techxmasreadings on twitter).

In case you are still looking for some interesting readings over Christmas, have a look at the list. If you have some additions in mind, then go ahead and suggest your ideas to the open-list.
Happy holidays!