Christopher Schmidt's practice focuses on data protection, privacy, cybersecurity, technology, and all related areas. He currently serves as an advisory board member of IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) and holds a variety of internationally recognized privacy, data protection, and technology certifications (Fellow of Information Privacy [FIP]; Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe [CIPP/E]; Certified Information Privacy Manager [CIPM]; Certified Information Privacy Technologist [CIPT]; and Certified Data Protection Officer/France [CDPO/FR]).
Christopher focuses on cybersecurity and data protection matters, including privacy litigation and compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), European, and German data protection laws, drafting and negotiation of policies and contracts, incident response, M&A agreements, transfer safeguards and assessments, as well as all types of risk-based and technical documentation, auditing, and safeguarding.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Christopher worked at the International and European Affairs Department of the Hessian Data Protection Commissioner, which handles cooperation and consistency procedures in accordance with Chapter VII of the GDPR, acts as a contact point including for the European Data Protection Board, and oversees international data transfers and related safeguards (binding corporate rules and standard data protection clauses). Christopher also focused on matters related to employee data protection and automated human resources data processing and advised and monitored data protection officers from the public and the private sectors.
- March 25, 2021
EU-US Privacy Shield: What's Next?
- March 23, 2021
Response to Schrems II: Global Case Studies Responding to the ECJ Decision
- Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt (Second State Examination 2020); Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg (First State Examination and Magister of Law 2017)
- Federal Republic of Germany
- Native German speaker and fluent in English, French, and Italian