Jan Lipavský is deputy chair of the parliamentary committee on defence and committee on foreign affairs. He focuses primarily on security and foreign policy. His areas of interest include digitalization and cyber security, countering hostile propaganda and disinformation. He is also working on the implementation of a law protecting the strategic sectors of the Czech economy against loss of sensitive data and know-how. He also oversees the activities of the Czech intelligence services. Jan Lipavský studied international relations at Charles University in Prague and at the University of Kent in the UK. Prior to entering politics, he worked in managerial positions in the private sector in the field of information technology.