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Marju Lauristin

Member of the European Parliament

Marju Lauristin is an Estonian Member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chair of the Group of Socialists and Democrats and has acted as rapporteur to the data protection directive, and shadow rapporteur to the data protection regulation. She has an academic career in social sciences and is a Professor at Tartu Universit. She also helped create ‘Rahvarinne’, the first large-scale independent political movement in Estonia since the beginning of the Soviet occupation. She has also held various posts in Estonian government and parliament such as the Social Affairs Minister and deputy speaker. She looks forward to an inclusive debate on fundamental rights in the digital era. In these troubled times protecting fundamental rights is of utmost importance and we cannot afford to make any concessions.



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