Jan Middendorp is a member of the Dutch House of Representatives on behalf of the VVD. Before going into public service he worked 15 years in banking with a.o Rothschild and ABN AMRO in the Netherlands, India and the United Kingdom. In Dutch parliament Jan is the spokesperson on a.o Digitalization & Government and E-Identity and a member of the Benelux parliament. Jan studied Geology and Economics at the Vrije Universiteit and the Universiteit van Amsterdam. In 2018 he launched a parliamentary initiative on “Online Identity and Personal Data” and a 5 point action plan for the digitalisation strategy of the Dutch government.