Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI)
Born in Bamberg on 29 March 1968, married, five children, Computer scientist.
Member of the German Bundestag since September 2000, won a directly-elected seat in the Bonn constituency in 2002, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017.
2005-2013: Deputy chairman of the parliamentary group of the SPD in the Bundestag, responsible for the areas of the environment, nature conservation, nuclear safety, food, agriculture, consumer protection, sustainability.
2013-2018: Parlamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.
2019: Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.