Speakers Bio Dr. Mario Oetheimer

Dr. Mario Oetheimer

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Department Freedoms and Justice, Head of Sector Information Society, Privacy and Data Protection 

Dr. Oetheimer (PhD) is Head of Sector Information Society, Privacy and Data Protection at the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Mario is managing the Agency’s research project on National intelligence authorities and surveillance in the EU. His areas of expertise with respect to the FRA’s work include: data protection and freedom of expression and international human rights, in particular the European Court of Human Rights’ case law. Mario coordinates the cooperation between the FRA and the Council of Europe.

He previously worked for the Council of Europe for thirteen years – first with the Council of Europe media division, human rights directorate and then with the European Court of Human Rights research division.

Mario Oetheimer studied law, and is the author of the book Harmonisation of Freedom of Expression in Europe (2001) in French. He has authored several articles on freedom of expression and the European Court of Human Rights.