Birgit Sippel has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2009. In 2022, she has been re-elected as Coordinator of the S&D Group in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) for the third time in a row. In addition, she is a Substitute Member in the Committee of Inquiry to investigate Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware (PEGA).
Furthermore, she held the position as Vice Chair of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) since 2020. She currently serves as the European Parliament Rapporteur for the Regulations on e-Privacy, for access to e-Evidence and Screening of third country nationals at the external borders as part of the New Pact on Migration.