|Email:||michael.niebel [at] ec.europa.eu|
Michael Niebel is responsible for the network and information society area within the European Commission's Directorate General for Information Society and Media. He is responsible for issues related to .eu websites and the EU's relations with the European Network and Information Security Agency. Mr. Niebel is a representative within ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee. He is also a representative of the European Commission at conferences such as the World Summit on Information Society.
In February 2013, Mr. Niebel was chosen to serve on the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services, applications were submitted voluntarily, and then narrowed down from over 70 to just over a dozen. The EWG is to report to the board, with a mandate to "1) define the purpose of collecting and maintaining gTLD registration data, and consider how to safeguard the data, and 2) provide a proposed model for managing gTLD directory services that addresses related data accuracy and access issues, while taking into account safeguards for protecting data."