Frederick Richter is the founding director of Stiftung Datenschutz (German Foundation for Data Protection).
He studied law in Hamburg and 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 working for the German parliament, advising on policy decisions regarding 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 is also serves as an independend adviser on the Data Privacy Advisory Panel of AXA in Paris.