Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information for Germany
In January 2019 Ulrich Kelber was elected Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information for Germany.
For this charge he resigned as a Member of the German Bundestag, which had been his dedication for nearly twenty years. He won a directly elected seat in the Bonn constituency in 2002, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017. During that time he was the Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection for five years from 2013 to 2018.
Before that, from 2005 to 2013, he was the Deputy Chairman of the parliamentary group of the SPD in the Bundestag. He had responsibility for the areas of the environment, nature conservation, nuclear safety, food, agriculture, consumer protection, and sustainability.
Ulrich Kelber is a professional computer scientist and has worked as knowledge management consultant at an IT company since 2002.