Frank Schemmel is a Senior Data Protection Officer at DataGuard. He has several years of experience as a Data Protection Specialist and Legal Project Manager at the major law firm, Allen & Overy LLP. His work focused on advising national and international companies and groups on data protection and IT security law (including telemedia and telecommunications law). As a project manager, he was also responsible for the management and coordination of national and international projects in the area of data protection and compliance. After studying law and economics at the University of Augsburg and spending a semester abroad at Kwansei-Gakuin University in Nishinomiya (Japan), he earned his doctorate with a thesis on the topic of "Liability: Burn-out". He bridges the gap between jurisprudential research and practice by lecturing at various universities and regularly publishing in relevant specialist media.