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Data Privacy Advisory Board

Independent data privacy experts advise the Management Board of Deutsche Telekom

The Data Privacy Advisory Board is an independent advisory body to Deutsche Telekom AG’s Board of Management. It provides a forum for sharing knowledge constructively with leading data privacy experts from academia, business, government, and independent organizations. It advises on key data privacy and data security issues. The remit also covers aspects of digitalization, societal developments and ethical issues.

Strengthening Europe’s digital sovereignty and protecting data effectively - Position paper (pdf, 106.6 KB)

Members of the Data Privacy Advisory Board

Member of the Executive Board for Law and Security, Bitkom e.V. ,Deputy Chair of the Verein Selbstregulierung Informationswirtschaft e.V. (SRIW), and participant in Deutschland sicher im Netz e.V.


Board member of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC).

An adjunct professor of Constitutional Law at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice from 1998 to 2005, former President of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and the German Federal Intelligence Service.

Constantin Greve, Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom.

Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom.

Member of the Supervisory Board since November 20, 2018, elected until the 2023 shareholders' meeting, Chairman of the Central Works Council of Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn.

Lawyer and essayist, professor for digitalization and society, CEO of 21strategies GmbH since 2020.


Professor for Communication Systems and Network Security at the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich.


Former German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, and Chairman of the European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection (EAID).

Lothar Schröder

Chairman of the Data Privacy Advisory Board. Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom AG.
Former member of the Executive Board of Verdi and of the Commission of Inquiry on Artificial Intelligence of the German Bundestag.


Margret Suckale, Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom.

Member of the Supervisory Board since September 28, 2017, appointed until the shareholders' meeting 2027, former Member of the Board of Management, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen.

Director of the Institute of Labor Law and Social Security Law at the University of Bonn, and expert at hearings of various Bundestag committees (Labor and Social Affairs, Health, Family, Law, Europe).


Member of the European Parliament and member of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament as well as legal policy spokesman of the Group of the European People’s Party.


Professor of Labor Law and Information Society Law at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and Scientific Director of the Institute for Data Protection and Labor Law at d+a consulting GbR in Wiesbaden.


Hertz Chair for Life Ethics and Director of the Center for Life Ethics at the University of Bonn. Former Chair of the German and European Ethics Councils and former President of the Global Summit of National Ethics Councils.


Deutsche Telekom Participants

Board member for Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Labor Director.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Deutsche Telekom AG.

General Counsel of Deutsche Telekom and head of the legal department.

Chief Security Officer (CSO) Deutsche Telekom AG.

Global Data Privacy Officer and Senior Vice President Group Privacy.