Birgitta Jónsdóttir

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic politician and currently serving as is a member of the Icelandic parliament for the Pirate Party and is one of its founders. Birgitta is also the founder and Chairperson of the International Modern Media Institute (IMMI). She specializes in lawmaking for the 21st century with focus on freedom of information, expression and speech, digital privacy and direct democracy. She has worked as a volunteer and activist for various organizations including WikiLeaks, Saving Iceland, and Friends of Tibet in Iceland. She organized Iceland’s first online video broadcast in 1996, was the first female Icelandic web developer and has worked as a publisher in cyberspace for Beyond Borders since 1995.

Twitter: @birgittaj