Christoph Schmon is EFF’s International Policy Director. He bridges EFF’s domestic priorities with the organization’s international policy strategy and helps to make sure that digital rights are respected and enforced beyond the United States borders. Christoph has deep expertise in EU policy-making and he represents EFF’s advocacy for a free internet and online privacy before European lawmakers in Brussels.
Christoph explores the tension between liability frameworks for digital platforms and user rights. His recent work focuses on the EU’s Digital Services Act Package and platform regulatory trends around the globe.
Prior to working for EFF, he led the Consumer Rights Team at the EU Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and was appointed member of several expert groups to the EU Commission in Brussels where he advocated for a good public consumer policy. Christoph has litigation experience and holds a Ph.D in law. He was a researcher at several universities and teaches and writes about consumer law, digital rights, and private international law.