#pco22 | 28 & 29 September 2022

Our speakers

 

Our first speakers

 

Dr. Stefan Brink
Dr. Stefan Brink
State Commissioner for Data Protection of Baden-Württemberg
Dr. Stefan Brink

Dr. Stefan Brink

State Commissioner for Data Protection of Baden-Württemberg

Dr. Stefan Brink has been the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Baden-Württemberg since January 1, 2017. He was elected by the Baden-Württemberg state parliament for a term of six years.

From 2008 to 2016, he was Head of Private Data Protection at the State Commissioner for Data Protection of Rhineland-Palatinate, and since 2012 he has also been Deputy State Commissioner for Freedom of Information of Rhineland-Palatinate.

After receiving his doctorate under Prof. Dr. Hans Herbert von Arnim (German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer), Stefan Brink worked for the Scientific Service of the Rhineland-Palatinate State Parliament, then as a judge at the Koblenz Administrative Court and as a research assistant at the Federal Constitutional Court (1st Senate, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Gaier). 

Morgane Donse
Morgane Donse
Deputy Director of the International Data Unit
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Morgane Donse

Morgane Donse

Deputy Director of the International Data Unit
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Morgane Donse is the Deputy Director of the International Data Unit in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, delivering the UK's international data policy, including through the UK's bilateral and multilateral engagement on data with partners across the world. Prior to this role, Morgane worked on a wide range of policy issues across the UK government, including supporting the development of the NHS Covid-App.

PCO21 | Speaker: Peter Fleischer
Peter Fleischer
Global Privacy Counselor
Google
PCO21 | Speaker: Peter Fleischer

Peter Fleischer

Global Privacy Counselor
Google

Peter has worked as Google’s Global Privacy Counsel since 2006. Based in Europe, Peter is Google’s longest-serving privacy leader. He counsels Google teams on how to design privacy-sensitive and legally compliant products. Peter has designed many of Google’s privacy compliance programs. He has met with thousands of privacy officials and leaders worldwide. Peter has managed scores of regulatory actions around the world, and appeared before some of the world’s highest courts. Prior to joining Google, Peter worked for 10 years at Microsoft, as EMEA privacy leader and Director of Regulatory Compliance.

Peter is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He is an elite swimmer.

pco21 | Speaker Ulrich Kelber
Prof Ulrich Kelber
Federal Commissioner for Data Protection & Freedom of Information
pco21 | Speaker Ulrich Kelber

Prof Ulrich Kelber

Federal Commissioner for Data Protection & Freedom of Information

Born on 29 March 1968 | married, 5 children 

  • 1987 to 1993 studied computer science and biology in Bonn
  • 1993 to 1995 worked as research associate at the GMD Research Centre for Information Technology
  • 1996 to 2002 knowledge management consultant at an IT company (consultative function from September 2000 to September 2002).
  • 2000 to 2018 Member of the German Bundestag,
  • Won the direct mandate in the city of Bonn in 2002, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017
  • 2005 to 2013 Vice-Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) parliamentary group for the issues of environment, nature conservation and nuclear safety, food, agriculture and consumer protection and sustainability.
  • December 2013 to March 2018 Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Justice and Consumer Protection,
  • Since January 2019, Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Dr Carlo Piltz
Dr Carlo Piltz
Partner
Piltz Legal
Dr Carlo Piltz

Dr Carlo Piltz

Partner
Piltz Legal

Dr. Carlo Piltz is a partner in Piltz Legal, a certified data protection officer (TÜV®) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E). He advises national and international clients on issues of data protection, IT security and IT law, both in day-to-day business and in complex cases and contract negotiations. In addition, he is himself active as an external data protection commissioner.

Dr Carlo Piltz was invited as an expert in the respective parliaments for both the new version of the Federal Data Protection Act and the Berlin State Data Protection Act. He is part of the editorial board of the professional journal "Privacy in Germany" (PinG) and has been editor-in-chief of the journal "Datenschutz-Berater" since the end of 2019. In addition, he runs the internet blog "De Lege Data" on data protection law issues and developments (www.delegedata.de) and can point to numerous publications.

pco21 | Speaker: Didier Reynders
Didier Reynders
European Commissioner for Justice, in charge of Rule of Law and Consumer Protection
pco21 | Speaker: Didier Reynders

Didier Reynders

European Commissioner for Justice, in charge of Rule of Law and Consumer Protection

A father of four, Didier Reynders was born in Liège on 6th August 1958. In 1981, he obtained a degree in law at the University of Liège. Guest lecturer at the universities of Liège and Louvain, he has never really left the academic life until he became on 1th December 2019 European Commissioner for Justice.
After presiding the Belgian railways and the Belgian Airways Agency, he was elected Deputy Chairman of the PRL (Liberal party), before becoming a Member of Parliament in 1992.  
On 12th July 1999, he became Minister of Finance (until 6th December 2011) and, on 18th July 2004, (concurrently) Deputy Prime Minister (until 30th November 2019).
He was Chairman of the Mouvement Réformateur (liberal party alliance) from 11th October 2004 until 14th February 2011.

He was Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs from 6th December 2011 until 11th October 2014.

He became Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, in charge of Beliris and Federal Cultural Institutions on 11th October 2014 (until 30th November 2019).

He has also been Minister of Defense since 9 December 2018.

Since 1th December 2019 he is European Commissioner for Justice, in charge of Rule of Law and Consumer Protection.
 

PCO21 | Speaker: Barbara Thiel
Barbara Thiel
State Commissioner for Data Protection of Lower Saxony
PCO21 | Speaker: Barbara Thiel

Barbara Thiel

State Commissioner for Data Protection of Lower Saxony

Barbara Thiel was elected by the state of Lower Saxony's Parliament as Data Protection Officer for Lower Saxony on the 18th December 2014 and has been appointed for eight years. Her task is to supervise the adherence to data protection rules by public authorities as well as by companies and other private organizations in Lower Saxony and to protect the right on informational self-determination by doing so. Barbara Thiel grew up in the town of Salzgitter. After she started her career with the community of Salzgitter, her law studies in Göttingen and legal clerkship in Lower Saxony she worked for the Ministery of the Interior in Lower Saxony, for the Central Auditing Authority of Lower Saxony and for the county of Wolfenbüttel. At last she was Head of Department at the region of Hannover.

pco21 | Speaker Miriam Wimmer
Miriam Wimmer
Director
Autoridade Nacional de Proteção de Dados (Brazilian National Data Protection Authority)
pco21 | Speaker Miriam Wimmer

Miriam Wimmer

Director
Autoridade Nacional de Proteção de Dados (Brazilian National Data Protection Authority)

Miriam Wimmer is currently a Director at the Brazilian National Data Protection Authority. She holds a PhD degree in Communications and Cultural Policy from the Faculty of Communication of the University of Brasilia, and a Master degree in Public Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. She took part in the one-year International Division Program of Waseda University, in Tokyo, with academic distinction.
She is a professional civil servant since 2007 and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), with experience in senior positions in different public organizations, such as the national telecommunications regulator, Anatel, the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication, where she worked on the Brazilian Digital Transformation Strategy and the National AI Strategy. She is also a Professor of Law at IDP Brasília, lecturing on personal data protection and regulation of new technologies.