Frederick Richter


Stiftung Datenschutz


Frederick Richter has been director of the Data Protection Foundation since it was founded in 2013. Previously, he worked as an advisor for network policy in the German Bundestag and as data protection officer for a trade association.

Frederick studied law at the University of Hamburg and earned a master‘s degree in IT law at the Universities of Vienna and Hanover. He is a member of the focus group on data protection of the German government‘s Digital Summit and a member of the advisory board of the research projects AUDITOR – European Cloud Service Data Protection Certification and PANDIA – Platform for the Analysis of

Data Usage Conditions of Interactive Assistance Systems. He is a member of the AXA Group‘s Data Protection and Ethics Panel and a regular contributor to the journal Privacy in Germany (PinG).


Contributions by Frederick Richter

  • Don't Take It Personally: An IP Address May Not Identify You
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: Deutschland 2023
  • Die EU-Datenstrategie - Status Quo und praktische Auswirkungen
    Speaker at In-Person Joint Munich and ZD KnowledgeNet: 29 March 2023
  • International Forum on Privacy and Data Protection: Advances and regulatory challenges in a global society
    Speaker at Virtual Madrid KnowledgeNet: 17 May 2021
  • Data Portability: Changes and Practical Challenges of the Underrated New Right
    Moderator at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018