Věra Jourová, the Czech European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, is among TIME magazine’s 2019 selection of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In the profile she wrote for Time, competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager praised Jourova as “a leading voice calling for the 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.
Every year since 1999, TIME magazine recognizes the 100 most influential people in the world in an annual list gathering artists, leaders, scientists, activists and entrepreneurs its editors see as having changed the world over the last year, for better or worse.