Steffen studied law with a focus on intellectual property and competition law. After completing his legal training at a major international law firm with the world’s leading data protection practice, Steffen worked as a lawyer in a renowned IT law boutique in Berlin.
He then moved to management consulting (PwC) and supported various DAX 30 companies in major GDPR implementation projects in the automotive, finance, healthcare and insurance sectors. Subsequently, as an external consultant, he led the coordination of an international data protection project (Lufthansa Service Holding AG) and was responsible for the roll-out of a group-wide data protection management system, applicable to over 70 subsidiaries in 51 countries.
In addition to developing and implementing data protection management systems, his work focuses on cloud computing and data protection consulting for digital business models.