Ulrich Kelber

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Ulrich Kelber
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Ulrich Kelber in 2014
Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Assumed office
7 January 2019
Preceded byAndrea Voßhoff [de]
Member of the Bundestag
In office
1 September 2000 – 6 January 2019
Personal details
Born (1968-03-29) 29 March 1968 (age 51)
Bamberg
NationalityGerman
Political partySPD
Alma materUniversity of Bonn

Ulrich Wolfgang Kelber (born 29 March 1968) is a German politician (SPD) who serves as the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information since 7 January 2019. From 2000 to 2019, Kelber has been a member of the Bundestag.

Life[edit]

Ulrich Kelber was born in Bamberg and grew up in Bonn. From 1987 to 1993 he studied computer science and biology at the University of Bonn. He worked in IT until 2002.[1]

Political career[edit]

Kelber became a member of the SPD in 1985 and was the local party chairman in Bonn from 2001 to 2008, and a member of the SPD executuve board 2009 to 2011.

He became a member of the Bundestag on 1 September 2000, replacing Rudolf Dreßler [de] who left. He won re-election as directly elected member for the constituency of Bonn [de] in each of the elections from 2002 to 2017. Kelber was elected to become Federal Commissioner for Data Protection in 2018[2] and took up the office on 7 January 2019 after giving up his Bundestag seat.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Deutscher Bundestag - Ulrich Kelber". Deutscher Bundestag (in German). Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Ulrich Kelber named Germany's new federal data protection commissioner". Retrieved 6 October 2019.