Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Rheinland-Pfalz

Territory: Rhineland-Palatinate, Federation

Continent: Europe
Competence: Privacy/Data Protection and ATI/RTI 

Year established: 
Rhineland-Palatinate Commissioner for Data Protection established in 1991
Rhineland-Palatinate Commissioner for Freedom of Information established in 2011
Number of staff: 26
Head of authority: Prof. Dr. Dieter Kugelmann
Since October 1 2015, Prof. Dr. Dieter Kugelmann is the Rhineland-Palatinate Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. He was born in Landau (Palatinate) and studied law in Mainz and Dijon. After completing his doctorate on a subject from European media law in 1991, he passed the second state examination in 1993. In 2000 he habilitated at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz under Prof. Dr. Walter Rudolf on the informational status of citizens. Most recently, he was a full university professor for public law, with a focus on police law, including international law and European law, at the German Police University in Münster. His term of office is eight years; it will end on September 30, 2023.
Relevant Laws
  • Rhineland-Palatinate State Transparency Act
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Rhineland-Palatinate State data protection law
Contact details: Hintere Bleiche 34 55116 Mainz
Telephone: +49 (0) 6131 208-2449