Amelia Andersdotter

Main focus: Communication and Human Rights

Twitter handle: @teirdes

Languages: English, Swedish

City: Örsundsbro

Country: Sweden

Topics: intellectual property, cybersecurity, data management


I have been a member of the European Parliament between 2011 and 2014. I worked with telecommunications policy, data protection, intellectual property rights and standardisation of technology. Since 2015 I run the Swedish NGO, which focuses on making data protection easy in law and in practise. In 2016 I was a guest researcher on cyber security and consumer rights at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India. I contribute op-eds to three Swedish publications (Liberal debatt, Dalarnas tidningar and
Smedjan) since 2017. I’m an experienced public speaker, and I hold a BSc in mathematics.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Amelia Andersdotter: Internet copyright laws? They can walk the plank, says Pirate Party politician

Ian Burrell talk to the Swedish MEP who wants free music and movie downloads to stop internet users being criminalised.

This talk is in: English
The forgotten state IT scandal

Violence changes with technology. But when should the state have the right to get into our computers and phones? LD's Amelia Andersdotter describes how policemen and prosecutors are trying to develop methods with which they violate personal integrity.

Read more at the link.

This talk is in: Swedish
State investigation proposes that everyone be monitored - to protect suspected criminals

In several decisive decisions, the European Court of Justice has dealt with general data storage over the past ten years, that is, an obligation for telecom operators to create large databases of information about how their customers call, move, or use the Internet - which are saved for a long time. It was always known that data storage meant a big deal in the private sphere, and over time it has become increasingly clear that the operation is not beneficial.

Read more analysis at the link.

This talk is in: Swedish