Michael Truppe

Michael Truppe, born 1980 in Klagenfurt, Austria
Michael Truppe is employee in the legal service of the Austrian Federal Chancellery, department for media affairs and information society. He studied law at the University of Vienna with a focus on European and public international law. His professional career started in 2001 in the EU information service of the Austrian Federal Government, where he was particularly involved in information-initiatives regarding the Euro, EU-enlargement and the European Convention. In 2005 he became member and was subsequentely elected vice-chair of the Council of Europe's experts group on human rights in the information society. The main focus of his work lay in the preparation of standard-setting instruments in the field of protecting freedom of information online (e.g. filtering, labelling, protection of minors, responsibility of ISPs etc.). He is also known for research and publication in the field of national broadcasting and media law.

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