Daniel Braun is the Deputy Head of Cabinet of Ms. Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. His portfolio covers the topics of Fundamental Rights, inter-institutional relations, judicial training and e-justice and economic and monetary affairs. In the continuous effort to tackle illegal hate speech, Mr. Braun was instrumental in initiating and conducting deliberations of the European Commission and major IT platforms, which resulted in the announcement of the Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech in May 2016. Previously, Mr. Braun served as the First Deputy Minister of Regional Development in charge of the EU policy. He led the team, preparing the strategy for European Funds in 2014-2020 in the Czech Republic. Simultaneously he was the head of the Czech negotiation team with the European Commission. Daniel Braun is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague and the Central European University in Budapest.