Jan Philipp Albrecht is spokesperson for Justice and Home Affairs of the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament. He is the vice chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and a substitute member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO). During his first mandate between 2009 and 2014 he was a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and a substitute member of the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI). From December 2012 to October 2013 he was the Green group’s coordinator in the Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering (CRIM). He was rapporteur for the opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs on the proposal for a directive on the right of access to a lawyer in 2011. Since March 2012, Jan Philipp Albrecht is the rapporteur of the European Parliament for the data protection regulation.
From 2003 until his election to the European Parliament in 2009, Jan Philipp Albrecht studied law in Bremen, Berlin and Brussels and specialised in IT law at the Universities of Hanover and Oslo. Since 1999 Jan Philipp Albrecht has committed himself to the Greens in a wide range of contexts. Thanks to his efforts to promote data protection, the former federal spokesman of the Young Greens in Germany (2006 - 2008) has rapidly gained a reputation within the European Parliament as an expert on home affairs, justice and legal affairs. Jan Philipp Albrecht was born on 20 December 1982 in Braunschweig.