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Jan Gerlach
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Jan Gerlach
Public Policy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

Prior to joining the Wikimedia Foundation I have worked as the Executive Manager of the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland) and spent time as a Visiting Researcher at the Berkeley Law School and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

I am interested in the Internet and how we can make it a better place for the benefit of society.

I am also interested in music, sailing, surfing, and snowboarding.

My work

As part of the Global Advocacy Team, I lead our efforts to educate lawmakers and governments around the world about positive internet policy that promotes and protects Wikipedia and participation in knowledge.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation. The legal team can only represent the Wikimedia Foundation on legal matters, so we are unable to give legal advice to others, including community members, editors, or contributors. Communications with members of the legal team are not consultations and do not create any confidential relationship.

Contact me

Email: jgerlach@wikimedia.org

Twitter: @pd_w