German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
Dr. Melissa Sayiner is a legal officer at the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection. She has vast experience in defining and understanding the legal parameters of preventing hate speech and incitement online.
Sayiner was involved in drafting the German Act to Improve Enforcement of the Law in Social Networks (Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz) which was passed on June 30, 2017. The German legislation defines the statutory standards for effective complaint management regarding illegal content in social networks. Sayiner previously worked as a Senior Legal Counsel at the audio streaming platform SoundCloud.