Team

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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.

Thomas Lohninger (@socialhack)

thomas.lohninger <AT> epicenter.works

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was a programmer and anthropologist in his former life. Digital rights have 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 www.savetheinternet.eu campaign and has a strong work focus on net neutrality, data protection and mass surveillance. Since 2010 he is playing an active part at epicenter.works and since 2014 he is the managing director of the association. He also writes on Netzpolitik.org, is a regular guest in the Podcast Logbuch:Netzpolitik and is involved in the Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. (digital society club)

 

Angelika Adensamer (@abendsommer)

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As a lawyer and criminologist, she deals primarily with criminal policy, police surveillance and the preservation of fundamental rights in these areas. Since May 2018 she is a member of the Data Protection Council. Through her work she tries to raise awareness that security and freedom do not contradict each other, but that they are not possible without each other. She has contributed publications on the police state protection law, the right of assembly and the new public enemies paragraph. She strenghtens the team of epicenter.works as Policy Advisor.

 

Iwona Laub (@iwonalaub)

iwona.laub <AT> epicenter.works

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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 epicenter.works commitment on a fair digital future for Austria and Europe.

 

Bernhard Hayden (@burnoutberni)

bernhard.hayden <AT> epicenter.works

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has been involved in digital rights since his early years. He initially volunteered at the Network Freedom Initiative before gaining initial public relations experience in the European Parliament. As president of the youth umbrella organization Young Pirates of Europe, Bernhard designed youth participation projects in the field of digital rights with a focus on copyright, including the Copyfighters.eu campaign. In addition to his role as Communications Manager at epicenter.works, he studies International Migration and is part of the SALTO / Erasmus + Think Tank on Youth Participation.

 

Tanja Mally (@TanjaMally)

tanja.mally <AT> epicenter.works

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spent most of her professional life in the media industry. Since 2014 she supports 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 responsible for the fundraising at epicenter.works 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.

 

Andreas Czák (@Sonstwer)

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has been a campaigner at epicenter.works since 2015 (at that time still AKVorrat). He has been already interested in digital rights and surveillance before his studies in business informatics with a focus on IT security. His social involvement became apparent as a teenager, where together with his sisters he became leader of a scout group.
After various jobs as an administrator in medium to large companies, he started his NGO career at ATTAC Austria in 2015, where he helped to shape the Austrian campaign and the protests against TTIP and CETA. Afterwards he came to AKVorrat -after working voluntarily he is now a fix part of the office & campaign team - whether in the fight against the state protection law, the "Bundestrojaner" (federal trojan) or for the maintenance of net neutrality - with joy and commitment, in joint actions he helps to point out problems to people and deficits to politics.

 

Hanna Prykhodzka

hanna.prykhodzka <AT> epicenter.works

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studies media science and researches everything that is at the interface between man and machine. She is right in the middle of the digitized world and is committed to keeping it safe and secure. She is all fired up for everything democratic and works at epicenter.works especially on Copyright / upload filters. Beautiful things to look at are her passion and so she uses them at epicenter.works, be it for social media content or for photos.

 

Marlene Kreil

marlene.kreil <AT> epicenter.works

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is a lawyer and is studying Political Science at the University of Vienna. Her great interest in fundamental and human rights prompted her to become involved with epicenter.works as a legal trainee since October 2018. She is primarily involved in the preparation of the new edition of HEAT (Handbook for the Evaluation of Anti-Terror Laws). Prior to joining epicenter.works, she worked as an asylum counselor.

 

Cornelia Hoffmann

cornelia.hoffmann <AT> epicenter.works

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is a historian and lawyer. As a historian, she knows that fundamental rights have been hard-won, as a lawyer, the use of data protection and fundamental rights are important to her. She enriches epicenter.works both in legal work and in communication projects.

 

Benedikt Gollatz

benedikt.gollatz <AT> epicenter.works

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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.