Dr Thomas Kahler
Founder and editor of
DPO at state-owned company; Certified Data Protection Officer Lawyer specialised in IT law (Fachanwalt für IT-Recht); has been working with: ING Group, Deutsche Telekom, Accenture, Allianz Group, Dresdner Bank;
educated at Philipps-University Marburg; PhD at Goethe-University Frankfurt supervised by Prof Simitis


Dr Katarina Barley  Vice President of European Parliament, former Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection – Germany.

Prof. Winfried Bausback  Member of the Parliament of Bavaria (Bayrischer Landtag) and former Minister of Justice of Bavaria.

  Lana Dachlauer-Baron
*KPMG legal team
*Specialised in Data Protection

Dr Alexander Golland 
Attorney-at-law and part of PwC Legal’s IP, IT & Data Protection practice group, where he advises enterprises on data protection law with a special focus on innovative technologies. Furthermore, he is editor of the journal “Datenschutz-Berater” and author of numerous scientific publications on data protection law, including a commentary on the GDPR published by Taeger/Gabel.

Peter Hense, Attorney-at-law and Partner at SPIRIT LEGAL, Rechtsanwälte in Leipzig.

Dr Tobias Jacquemain, LL.M.
Lawyer, Research Assistant at the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD), Assistant lecturer at the University of Cologne and at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Expert of the Landtag NRW on the adaptation of the national data protection law to the European data protection law (2018), Winner of the GDD Science Award 2017, Publications on different aspects of data protection law and data protection practice.

P.D. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard), Head of the research program Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Online Spaces at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI), Affiliated Researcher at the Cluster of Excellence „Normative Orders”, University of Frankfurt am Main and lecturer at the Institute of International Law and International Relations, University of Graz, Austria. Latest book: Wagner/Kettemann/Vieth (eds.), Research Handbook on Human Rights and Digital Technology (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2019). Latest Working Paper: Kettemann, Die normative Ordnung der Cyber-Sicherheit, Normative Orders Working Paper 01/2019. Recent research: cybersecurity, Internet Governance, international internet law, freedom of expression, right to internet access, Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG).
Prof Ulrich Kelber, German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Dr. Lukas Lezzi
Attorney-at-law at Meyerlustenberger Lachental Ltd. (MLL.) – Switzerland, educated at University of Zurich, worked as DPO of SIX Group.
Iheanyi Samuel Nwankwo, LL. M., Researcher at the Institute for Legal Informatics, Leibniz Universität Hannover
Jutta-Sonja Oberlin
Manager at PWC Zurich in the area of Regulatory Compliance and Cyber Security, IAPP Young Privacy Professional Lead Switzerland and studied Law in Switzerland.
Dr Jan Peter Ohrtmann, Partner (IP, IT, Commercial) at PWC Legal (Düsseldorf).

Foto Daniela Klemencic

Mag Andreas Rohner is finishing his education as lawyer at Knyrim Trieb Rechtsanwälte Vienna (Austria).


Peter Schaar
Chairman of the European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection (EAID); Former German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (2003-2013)

Fotostudio Huger

Dr Gerald Trieb, Partner at Knyrim Trieb Rechtsanwälte Vienna (Austria).
Toshihiro Wada, Graduate of the Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo (M.A)
Doctoral student at the University of Münster
Specialising in corporate law, business law and data protection law.