Thomas Lohninger is a digital rights advocate in Europe mainly focused on net neutrality and surveillance. Together with the SaveTheInternet.eu campaign he coordinated the civil society efforts to push pro net neutrality safeguards within the european telecom single market regulation. He is an expert in the field of net neutrality and worked as Policy Analyst for European Digital Rights. His current employment as executive director is with the Austrian privacy NGO Working Group on Data Retention where he fights state surveillance and develops scientific concepts for surveillance footprint evaluation to asses the danger or surveillance to fundamental rights.
He has a degree in Cultural- and Social-Anthropology, used to work as a system administrator and programmer for eight years, works since 2012 as a trainer for cyber security and has done several podcasts and radio shows in the past.