Jérémie Zimmermann

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Jérémie Zimmermann
Co-founder

Jérémie Zimmermann is the co-founder and former spokesperson for La Quadrature du Net, an advocacy group that promotes the rights and freedoms of citizens on the Internet. La Quadrature builds tools for citizens to understand the legislative process and participate into it. More specifically, it advocates for the adaptation of French and European legislations to respect the founding principles of the Internet, most notably the free circulation of knowledge. As such, La Quadrature du Net engages in public-policy debates concerning, for instance, freedom of expression, surveillance, copyright, regulation of telecommunications and online privacy. Jérémie is the co-participant of a discussion turned into the book "Cypherpunks" with Julian Assange, Jacob Appelbaum and Andy Muller-Maghun. He was awarded the 2012 Pioneer Award by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), for "having been instrumental in the fight against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a far-reaching international treaty that would curtail many Internet freedoms in favour of extremist intellectual property protectionism."

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