Since 2015 Marit Hansen is the State Data Protection Commissioner of Land Schleswig-Holstein and Chief of Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz (ULD). Before being appointed Data Protection Commissioner, she has been Deputy Commissioner for seven years. Within ULD she established the “Privacy Technology Projects” Division and the “Innovation Centre Privacy & Security”. Since her diploma in computer science in 1995 she has been working on privacy and security aspects.
Her focus is on “data protection by design” and “data protection by default” from both the technical and the legal perspectives. In September 2018 she became member of the Data Ethics Commission of the Federal German Government.