Our Team of GDPR Consultants and Technology Experts.

While TechGDPR is a young organization, it’s team of GDPR consultants have a long standing experiences in data protection, security and compliance projects. We have several highly recognized certifications in GDPR and have worked on projects both with large corporations, startups and NGO’s.

Apart from our core team, we are building a network of advisors that help our GDPR consultants with the very challenging cases and guidance.


Core team

Silvan Jongerius

CEO & Data Protection Consultant
Silvan Jongerius (CIPP/e, TÜV Datenschutzbeauftragter) is the CEO and Founder of TechGDPR and has led numerous data protection and security efforts in his previous roles as CTO and divisional CIO for multinational media educators. He is a regular speaker, consultant and educator in GDPR, blockchain, innovation and technology and has been involved in many (technology) startup projects as founder, advisor or mentor. Silvan has over 13 years of senior leadership experience as country manager, managing director and CTO/CIO in corporate and startup environments and is a PRINCE2, NLP and ITIL v3 practitioner.

Liz Steininger

Partner & Data Security Consultant
Liz Steininger, Partner and Data Security Consultant at TechGDPR is also the CEO/Managing Director of Least Authority in Berlin and, a company supporting people’s right to privacy through security consulting and building secure solutions. Prior, she managed financing for Internet freedom projects at the Open Technology Fund. Liz has over 16 years of experience as a Project Manager, Program Manager and Analyst on numerous tech development projects in both private companies and public organizations. She holds an M.S. in Management & Technology from Carlow University (2007) and B.S. in Digital Media from Drexel University (2001) in the United States of America.

Dr. Tim Walters

GDPR Consultant, Writer & Speaker
Dr. Tim Walters, GDPR Consultant at TechGDPR, is also a principal strategist and the privacy lead at The Content Advisory, as well as a founding partner of Digital Clarity Group. Previously, he was a Senior Analyst and Advisor at Forrester Research, director of international marketing and strategy for FatWire Software, and a professor at New York University. Tim’s publications include "The GDPR Launches a New Era For Customer Experience Management," "How to Survive and Thrive Under the GDPR: An Essential Guide For Marketers," and "The GDPR Challenge For Content Management." He has conducted executive-level advisories with firms such as 3M, Henkel, Allianz, Allstate Insurance, Scandic Hotels, Adobe, Sitecore, and OpenText.

Jan Christian Sahl

Data Protection Consultant, Attorney at law
Jan Christian Sahl, Data Protection Consultant and German qualified attorney at law is specialised in German and European data protection law. He used to work as DPO for BDI, the Federation of German Industries, where he also was responsible for the involvement of the German industry in the GDPR law making process in the years from 2012-2016. He publishes regularly on the law of data and data protection and is a visiting lecturer for German and European data protection law at the Berlin School of Economics and Law.

Karen Reilly

DPO & Data Protection Consultant
Karen Reilly (Certified EU Data Protection Specialist, GDPR, iSQI*) was previously Infrastructure Team Lead at SysEleven GmbH and Cloud Team Lead at iNNOVO GmbH where she has overseen multi-disciplinary teams and numerous efforts to adhere regulatory compliance and pass security audits, amongst others for the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik. Before that, she was working as Development and Public Policy Director for the Tor Project. She has conducted security and privacy trainings throughout her career and comes with a strong network in the privacy and security scene. She holds a BA in Government and International Politics of the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia USA.

Jesse Van Mouwerik

Client Relations Manager and Content Designer
Jesse Van Mouwerik, Client Relations Manager and Content Designer at TechGDPR, has been supporting New York, San Francisco, and Berlin-based startups and NGOs with their brand strategy and corporate identity for the last four years. He has bachelor’s degrees in International Relations, German Language, and Visual Art, as well as professional experience in Graphic/UX Design. Jesse has contributed to campaigns for 1. FC Union Berlin, worked on the launches of two Berlin-born brands for the German real estate market (Neon Wood & Tannhaus) and also leads workshops on visual problem solving for interdisciplinary teams.

Pierson Klein

Legal Intern
Pierson Klein, Legal Intern at TechGDPR, is majoring in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College (2020) in the United States of America. She focuses project-based work and extensive research. Additionally, Pierson writes articles, typically on the relationship between GDPR and blockchain, for the TechGDPR blog.




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