Torben Klausa is a journalist and a doctoral candidate studying law at Bielefeld University in Germany. He focuses on digitalization and the responsibility of the legislator in shaping norms in the digital era. Prior to his doctoral research, Torben managed the public policy activities of Germany's digital association Bitkom and assessed federal digital policy initiatives in the German Federal Parliament. Outside of Germany, he explored the international dimension of internet governance at the United Nations, supporting its headquarters in New York during its World Summit on Information Society ten-year review process. Torben studied public policy, law and political science in Berlin, Washington, DC and Bonn. During his studies, he received multiple scholarships from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.