Amélie Heldt

Amélie Heldt is a policy officer at German Federal Chancellery in Berlin. Previously, she worked as a researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) and was associated with the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. She was also a lecturer in fundamental and human rights at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and at the University of Jena. In her research, she focused on platform regulation, social media governance, the impact of new technologies on the digital public sphere, and the exercise of fundamental rights in the context of algorithmic decision-making and autonomous systems. She co-founded the HBI Digital Disinformation Hub and co-edited a volume on the constitutionalization of social media. In her doctoral dissertation, she examined the horizontal effect of freedom of expression on social media platforms. After studying law in Paris and Potsdam and design-thinking at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute, she completed her legal clerkship in Berlin and Phnom Penh. Amélie was a fellow with the Weizenbaum-Institute for the Networked Society in 2021, a visiting fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School in 2019, and a visiting researcher at the Center for Cyber, Law & Policy at Haifa University in 2018.