Marc Placzek is PayPal’s Data Protection Officer for the EMEA/EU and APAC region. In his role, he is responsible for data privacy related advice. Marc looks back on 11 years of legal experience with focus on Data Privacy. Prior to joining PayPal in 2016, he worked for a data protection consultancy advising on and rolling out privacy programs for companies with a global focus. He also worked in the legal department of the European Patent Office in its data protection and employment unit. He started his career at an Australian law firm based in Sydney. Marc studied law at the universities of Frankfurt, Barcelona and Munich.