Jan Gerlach
Jan Gerlach
Senior Public Policy Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

Prior to joining the Wikimedia Foundation I have worked as the Executive Manager of the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland) and spent time as a Visiting Researcher at the Berkeley Law School and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

I am interested in the Internet and how we can make it a better place for the benefit of society.

I am also interested in music, sailing, surfing, and snowboarding.

My work

As part of the Legal Team, I work mainly on our public policy strategy and its execution. For our policy efforts I also do community and public outreach. Moreover, I make sure Wikimedia is aware of global developments and trends that pose opportunities and threats to our mission from a regulation and policy side.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation. The legal team can only represent the Wikimedia Foundation on legal matters, so we are unable to give legal advice to others, including community members, editors, or contributors. Communications with members of the legal team are not consultations and do not create any confidential relationship.

Contact me

Email: jgerlach@wikimedia.org

Twitter: @pd_w