Frederick Richter is founding director of Stiftung Datenschutz (German Foundation for Data Protection). He is lawyer by profession and brings along 10 years of experience in IT-politics. He studied law in Hamburg and acquired his LL.M. in Vienna, specializing in the law of information technology. He passed the bar in 2005 and started working as an advisor on legal issues to a member of the German parliament. Between 2008 and 2012, he was Data Protection Officer of the Federation of German Industries, before he returned to the German parliament as political consultant regarding IP and IT law. In 2013, Frederick Richter was appointed director of the German Foundation for Data Protection.
Frederick is member of the advisory council of the interdisciplinary project ABiDa Assessing Big Data at the University of Münster/Lower Saxony and member of the programme committee of the Central and Eastern European e|Dem and e|Gov Days hosted at Budapest University. He also joins the Data Privacy Advisory Panel of AXA in Paris as an independent advisor.