Věra Jourová, liberal EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, has been named as one of the 100 most influential people in 2019 by the Time magazine. The listing features highly influential people from a range of fields, from politicians to activists, from artists to businesspeople.
In her profile, written by her fellow Commissioner, Team Europe’s Margrethe Vestager, Jourová is described as “a leading voice calling for regulation of big tech companies”, with a mission “to protect Europeans”. Her interest for the European law was sparked by a personal experience of injustice, and to this day she continues her tireless work to make data protection an everyday reality.
In line with the work of Jourová, the ALDE Party is committed in its manifesto to establish a legal framework for a digital Europe that makes life better for all Europeans. Addressing issues related to data protection is self-evident, and according to the party’s manifesto, data protection policies need to be harmonised and balanced to ensure the EU's future as place of innovation.