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Peter Schaar- CV  (June, 2019)

Chairman of the European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection (EAID), former German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (2003-2013), Chairman of the arbitration board of the  gematik GmbH (Society for the introduction, maintenance and development of the electronic Health Card and its infrastructure as the basis for electronic data transmission applications in the health sector)

Mr. Schaar was born in Berlin in 1954 and has a degree in Economics.  From 1979 to 1986 various functions in the public administration. 1986 to 2002 in the office of Hamburg’s Data Protection Commissioner, initially as the head of the technology unit and later as deputy commissioner. 2002/2003 founder and managing director of a consulting company for data protection. From 2003 to 2013 Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. Since 2007 guest lecturer at the University of Hamburg

Member of editorial boards of  European Data Protection Law Review (EDPL), Jahrbuch Informationsfreiheit und Informationsrecht, Zeitschrift für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit

Membership: Fundamental Rights European Experts Group (FREE Group), Experts Group Privacy Bridges, Patient Privacy Rights (PPR) Strategy Team, Member of Honor Bundesverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten Deutschlands (BvD),  Gesellschaft für Informatik,  Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit (gdd), Humanistische Union (HU),  Hamburger Datenschutzgesellschaft (HDG), Datenschutzbeirat der Deutschen Telekom, Jury for Surveillance Studies Award for journalists, Ethics board CORRECTIV, Advisory Board for Codex Germany for Telecommunikations and Media of the DVTM, Supervisory Board of Hausheld AG, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

Books: Datenschutz im Internet (2002), Das Ende der Privatsphäre (The End of Privacy, 2007), Überwachung total – Wie wir in Zukunft unsere Daten schützen (Total Surveillance – How We Protect our Data in Future, 2014), Das digitale Wir – Unser Weg in die transparente Gesellschaft (The Digital We – Our way in the transparent society, 2015), Trügerische Sicherheit – Wie die Terrorangst uns in den Ausnahmezustand treibt (Deceptive Security: How the Fear of Terrorism is Driving Us into a State of Emergency, 2017)

Awards: Prize of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation “Das politische Buch 2008” (“The Political Book 2008”) for the book Das Ende der Privatsphäre; “eco Internet AWARD 2008”, the special award of the Association of the German Internet Industry; German Data Protection Award of the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) 2013, “Louis D. Brandeis Privacy Award“ of US Patients Privacy Rights (2014)

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