Constantin Gissler heads the European Union Office of Bitkom, the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media. He covers the full range of policy initiatives impacting the technology sector in areas such as copyright, privacy, cybersecurity, and online consumer rights. Previously, he served as a legislative staffer to a member of the European Parliament, whom he advised on procedures in the internal market and industry committees. Prior to that, Constantin was a government affairs advisor for a global law firm in Brussels, Belgium. Constantin holds a master's degree in European administrative and political studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and a bachelor's degree in comparative and European law from Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany. During his studies, Constantin received scholarships from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as from Adolf Würth GmbH & Co.KG.