Vita: Dr. Katarina Barley, SPD

Dr. Katarina Barley, SPD, German Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection.

Dr. Katarina Barley, SPD, Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection.

Dr. Katarina Barley, SPD, Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection.

Born November 19, 1968 in Cologne, Germany; two children.

Studied law in Marburg and Paris; first and second state examinations in 1993 and 1998; Diplôme de Droit Français; 1998 awarded Doctorate in Law in Münster.

Lawyer, Head of Division within the Scientific Services of the Rhineland-Palatinate State Parliament; judge at the Regional Court of Trier and the District Court of Wittlich; Advisor at the Rhineland-Palatinate State Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.

Arbeiterwohlfahrt (Workers’ welfare association); German Red Cross; Europa-Union Deutschland (Europe Union Germany); Förderverein der Gedenkstätte KZ Hinzert (Association for the Hinzert Concentration Camp memorial); Freundeskreis Herbert-Wehner-Bildungswerk (Friends of Herbert-Wehner Education Center); ver.di trade union; Heimat- und Verkehrsverein Schweich (Schweich heritage and tourism association); Trier University of Applied Sciences (member of the board of trustees and the sponsors’ committee); Institute for European Politics (member of the board of trustees and the sponsors’ committee); Jacques Delors Institute (member of the advisory council); SCHMIT-Z schwul-lesbisches Zentrum Trier e.V. (SCHMIT-Z gay-lesbian center association in Trier) (contributing member); Trägerverein Offener Kanal Trier e.V. (sponsor organization for open channel public television in Trier); ZDF-Fernsehrat (ZDF television board); Zonta Club Trier (Trier Zonta Club) (contributing member); Deutscher Juristinnenbund (German association of female lawyers), Marie-Schlei-Verein (Marie Schlei association); member of the SPD executive board since December 9, 2017; member of the board for the SPD regional association for the Rhineland since November 5, 2011.

1994 – 1998 Member of Trier North local council; 2005 – 2011 Member of the city council, Schweich; 2009 – 2015 Member of the collective municipal council, Schweich an der Römischen Weinstraße; 2005 – 2016 Member of the SPD district executive in Trier-Saarburg; since 2010 district chairwoman; 2014 – 2015 Member of the district council, Trier-Saarburg; 2015 – 2017 Secretary General of the SPD; 2017 – March 2018 Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women, and Youth; October 2, 2017 – March 2018 Acting Minister of Labor and Social Affairs; since March 2018 Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection.

Artificial intelligence and consumer protection

It's about us as people

AI and big data can use our data trails to build complex profiles of us. But what about consumer protection? German Federal minister Katarina Barley provides answers.