Dr. Thomas Balzer

  • Lawyer
  • EuroPriSe Certified European Privacy Expert
  • Data Privacy Officer (TÜV®)
  • Lecturer FOM University Information Security and Data Privacy

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+49 (0)201 - 842 94 - 67






Read law in Kiel and Münster
Received Doctorate in the field of New Media Law;
Completed a research residency in Maastricht (NL)
Worked as an articled clerk at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court,
Overseas post at the law firm Carroll, Burdick & McDonough in San Francisco (USA), assistant parliament representative to Egbert von Frankenberg, member of the Hamburg City Parliament
Management consultant and lawyer specialised in IT Compliance, data protection law & process optimisation in Hamburg
Qualified as a legal expert for EuroPriSe (European Privacy Seal)


  • Data privacy / Compliance
  • IT law
  • Competition law
  • Intellectual property

TOP 100 Lawyer for Data Privacy


  • Lecturer TÜV® Nord and Haus der Technik for the training of certified data protection officers
  • Of Counsel, Data protection and IT compliance, Intersoft Consulting Services AG, Hamburg


  • Lecture, VS-Nord "Introduction to the GDPR", Hamburg 2017
  • Lecture, Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherung e.V. (GDV), "Usability of vehicle data to clarify insurance claims", Berlin 2017
  • AnwaltFormulare Verkehrrecht, 2016, co-author
  • Personenschäden im Straßenverkehr, 2016, co-author
  • Reading data on accident reconstruction in civil proceedings, NJW 2016, 193
  • Lecture, Gen Re, "Social Media and WWW, Investigation - Capabilities and and legal restrictions, Cologne 2015
  • Lecture, Gen Re, "Vehicle Data, Access, Data Privacy and Procedural Applicability, Cologne 2015
  • Lecture, König Seminare, "Legal Aspects related to Dashcams", Wuppertal 2015
  • Dashcams in Road Traffic – The Limits of Data Protection Law and Procedural
    Applicability (German article: Minikameras im Straßenverkehr – Datenschutzrechtliche
    Grenzen und prozessuale Verwertbarkeit), NJW (German legal weekly magazine) 2014,
  • Series of lectures ERFA SF Back, 2014
  • Practical manual on customer data privacy, 2013, co-author
  • Stake-Outs and Data Protection – Legal Limitations and the Applicability of Investigative
    Results, (German article: “Observierungen und Datenschutz - Rechtliche Grenzen und
    Verwertbarkeit von Ermittlungsergebnissen”) NJW 2013, 3397
  • Lecture, VS Nord: “Fraud - No, Thanks”/ “Betrug - Nein Danke", Hamburg 2013
  • Lecture, RVSK Köln, “Fraud Prevention General Liability”/"Betrugsabwehr Allgemeine
    Haftpflicht", Köln 2012
  • Lecture, AGA Praxisforum, “Data Protection versus the Obligation of Data
    Retention”/"Datenschutz versus Aufbewahrungspflichten", Hannover 2011
  • The Duty of Disclosure with Regard to Distance Selling Law in Mobile Commerce
    (German title: Fernabsatzrechtliche Informationspflichten im Mobile Commerce), 2008