Ann Cathrin Riedel

is the chairwoman of LOAD e.V. – Association for Liberal Internet Policy and Vice President of the European Society for Digital Sovereignty e.V..

With her agency UP DIGITAL MEDIA she develops strategies for digital political communication. She was a lecturer at the University Fresenius in Dusseldorf and was included in the list of "65 Faces of the Future under 35" by the magazine "Politik & Kommunikation" regarding policy advice and expertise. She is a member of the working groups "Ethics in Digitalisation" and "Algorithm Monitoring" of Initiative D21. As a member of the advisory board she accompanies the work of the competence center "Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum IT-Wirtschaft" (SME 4.0 Competence Center IT Economy) and "Co:Lab – Denklabor & Kollaborationsplattform für Gesellschaft & Digitalisierung e.V." (Co:Lab - Think Lab & Collaboration Platform for Society & Digitisation). In her functions she publishes and speaks regularly about ethics and civil rights, freedom of expression and communication in the digital space, as well as digital sovereignty.