Federal State Hamburg
Since May 2009 Prof. Dr. Johannes Caspar is the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. He received his doctorate in law from the University of Göttingen in 1992 with a dissertation on Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s philosophy of law and state. After his habilitation in constitutional law, administrative law and philosophy of law in 1999, he worked at the German Institute for International Educational Research in Frankfurt am Main. From 2002 to 2009 he was desk officer and later deputy head of the academic service at the Schleswig-Holstein state parliament.