A big team

Our effort would not be possible without the work of many volunteers involved. Our network consists of many people who volunteer for fundamental and freedom rights in the digital age. They must be mentioned before we introduce the core team.

Interested in joining our team? Find our current job offers >>here!

Thomas Lohninger (@socialhack)

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was a programmer and anthropologist in his former life. Digital rights had been his hobby until he intensively accompanied the EU Net Neutrality Act as Policy Advisor for European Digital Rights. Thomas was one of the driving forces behind the campaign and has a strong work focus on net neutrality, data protection, and mass surveillance. Since 2010 he has played an active part at and since 2014 he is the managing director of the association. He also writes on, is a regular guest in the Podcast Logbuch:Netzpolitik and is involved in the Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. (digital society club).


Tanja Mally (@TanjaMally)

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spent most of her professional life in the media industry. Since 2014, she has supported charitable institutions with her experience in networking and partner management. As an attentive citizen with a pronounced sense of justice, her fundamental rights are particularly important to her. Tanja is the Managing Director of, with additional responsibility for fundraising as well as the support of the steadily growing number of cooperation partners. Solid funding and strong allies are the foundation of the successful work of our organization.


Iwona Laub (@iwonalaub)

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Despite her initial studies in Media Informatics, she preferred to focus on communications instead and worked in one of the country's first social media agencies, before moving to the journalistic sideline of an Austrian daily newspaper. After a few years of self-employment in the PR industry, she wants to actively contribute to' commitment to a fair digital future for Austria and Europe.


Lisa Seidl

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works as a policy advisor in the team. As a lawyer and former journalist, she has worked in the fields of compliance, data protection, copyright and public relations – always with a focus on fundamental rights. She aims to widen access to laws and legal issues, which is the basis for enforcing these rights. To this end, clear and simple language is necessary.




Benedikt Gollatz

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is entrusted with the administration of the technical infrastructure and the IT security of the association, as well as with technical, scientific, and skeptical questions.