In Germany, Jan Oetjen is considered one of the most distinguished managers in the digital economy. As CEO of 1&1 Mail & Media Applications SE, he is responsible for the entire portal business of the 1&1 Group, including media marketing and the dialogue business. In parallel, he is Managing Director of the parent company United Internet Media GmbH. Before joining the group in 2008, he was Managing Director of the Travelocity Group, responsible for the online travel provider’s activities in Germany and France. As one of the leading experts in the field of digital policy, he advocates for international equal opportunity with regard to digital infrastructure and a globally uniform legal framework.
“We would like to thank Karin Immenroth for her significant achievements over the past years and, at the same time, are pleased to welcome back Jan Oetjen, an expert and pioneer in the field of data protection, as Chairman of the Foundation Board. With his expertise, he will be instrumental in helping us to further develop our existing strategy and services and to firmly establish an open European alternative to the US platforms with the Single Sign-on netID,” says Jörn Strehlau, Chairman of the Board of the European netID Foundation.
“With the Digtial Markets Act, the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework and ever increasing number of new projects within the Privacy Sandbox, many fundamental changes are coming our way in the field of data protection. As Chairman of the Foundation Board, I am glad to be able to offer European citizens a secure and transparent alternative in dealing with their digital identity and to continue with its further development,” adds Jan Oetjen, Managing Director of netID. adds Jan Oetjen, Managing Director of United Internet Media GmbH.
The board of the European netID Foundation is made up of representatives of the three founding members Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, ProSiebenSat.1 Media and United Internet – supplemented by Telekom Deutschland and independent experts. In addition to Jan Oetjen, the members of the board of the European netID Foundation include Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger, Karin Immenroth (RTL Germany), Maximilian Klopsch (ProSiebenSat.1 Media) and Nils Stamm (Telekom Germany).
About the European netID Foundation
The European netID Foundation was established in March 2018 by Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, ProSiebenSat.1 and United Internet with its brands WEB.DE and GMX. With an independent market solution, the foundation supports Internet offerings from all industry sectors with the implementation of the new European data protection law and for this purpose has created the open login standard netID. The initiators of the foundation together reach around 50 million unique users every month and together have more than 38 million active accounts. The foundation is explicitly open to additional partners and initiatives. Further information is available at www.enid.eu.
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