David Scheere, Test-Achats (Belgium)
David works on Policy and Enforcement at the Belgian consumer organisation Test-Aankoop/Test-Achats and its international cluster, Euroconsumers. Having interned in European institutions and been a legal trainee in a big tech company, David is excited to now advocate for consumer rights at European level.
His work focuses on digital issues and matters of sustainability. His main project at the moment is to work on a policy campaign called ‘My Device Is Mine’. It builds upon his organisation's enforcement actions and calls on companies and policymakers to ensure that consumers actually own the devices they buy. This means no premature obsolescence and artificial limits to the right to repair, no unwanted updates that remove the device’s functionalities, and no dangerous backdoors for hackers to connect to.