Guido Hansch, CIPP/E



Global Privacy Officer

Guido Hansch is the Global Privacy Officer of BIRKENSTOCK, a global footwear brand with around 4000 employees located in countries worldwide. Guido is responsible for the group-wide privacy policies & strategy and supervises the worldwide (EMEA/ASIA/USA) BIRKENSTOCK privacy program.
Furthermore, he was leading and developing the BIRKENSTOCK GDPR implementation project.
He also represents several companies within the BIRKENSTOCK group across Europe as formally appointed data protection officer.

Guido regularly speaks at national and international privacy conferences.

Prior to his current function role, Guido acted as legal counsel at BIRKENSTOCK Group and counsel at a law firm in Dusseldorf, Germany. He holds a law degree and is certified in Information Technology law. In addition to this Guido is currently attending a further Policy & Privacy LL.M. program in Scotland.


Contributions by Guido Hansch

  • Member of Education Advisory Board 2020 - 2021
  • Im Gespräch mit deutschen Datenschutzbeauftragten
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: Deutschland 2019
  • Die Stellung des DSB in der Organisation
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: Deutschland 2018
  • Member of European Advisory Board 2018 - 2019