Sebastian Bretthauer

Deputy Chair of Public Law with a Focus on Administrative Law as well as comparative Law and Philosophy of Law (Public Law II)

Research focus

  • Public law
  • Data protection law
  • Information law
  • Digitalisation law
  • Civil protection law

Curriculum Vitae


Spring term 2024: Deputy Chair of Public Law with a focus on Administrative Law as well as Comparative Law and Philosophy of Law (Public Law II) at EBS Universität Wiesbaden (substitute for Prof. Dr Michael Goldhammer, LL.M.)


Since 2015: Research assistant at the Chair of Public Law, Information Law, Environmental Law and Administrative Sciences with Prof. Dr Spiecker gen. Döhmann, LL.M. at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (now University of Cologne) and project manager at the data protection research centre there


Spring term 2022: Substitute professor at the Department of Public Law, IT Law and Environmental Law at the University of Kassel (substitute for Prof Dr Gerrit Hornung, LL.M.)


2017: Doctorate "Intelligent video surveillance - an analysis of data protection law taking into account technical protection measures" (awarded the Dieter Meurer Prize for Legal Informatics 2018, EDV-Gerichtstag)

2011 - 2019: Research assistant at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (ZAR), Institute for Information and Economic Law (IIWR) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and member of the IT Security Competence Centre KASTEL there


2009 - 2011: Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Zweibrücken (Palatinate), elective subject: administrative law, degree: second state examination in law


2004 - 2009: Studied law at the University of Mannheim, specialising in public commercial law, graduated with a first state examination in law


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