Jan is a lawyer at the Schleswig-Holstein based Data Protection agency, ULD, where he has been doing research on privacy technologies for the last five years. He is also assigned to covering international standardisation and is as such vice convener to a working group within ISO on privacy and identity management. He does interact with other standards organisation such as W3C, IETF, and ITU-T from time to time.
One of his more recent research activities concentrates on decentralised networking and he has initiated a conference on the topic, which took place in cooperation with W3C in summer 2011 (d-cent.org). He also coordinated the European Privacy Open Space, a multi-stakeholder network funded by the European Commission.
Prior to his work at ULD he was assigned to monitoring the UN World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva and Tunis and the preparatory processes for Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. During different stages of Legal Training at law firms, and the german federal foreign office, amongst others, he was also involved with questions of internet governance, copyright, freedom of speech and arbitration.