IAPP Professional Privacy Faculty
Ernst O. Wilhelm, CIPP/E, CIPM
Chief Privacy Officer
GFT Technologies AG
Ernst O. Wilhelm, CIPP/E, CIPM, is chief privacy officer for GFT Technologies AG. He pioneered the data protection programme at GFT and built a group-wide data protection policy as a foundation for promoting privacy practices and data protection awareness and training for all GFT employees and developing an adequate and common level of data protection within the GFT group across all countries, legal units and types of business operations.
Since his early youth, Wilhelm has been intrigued by the opportunities and risks of information technology. He received his university diploma in computer science comparable to a master’s degree from Technical University Berlin, which he finished as one of the top ten percent of his fellows. He has been involved in professional software development and IT management for more than 25 years and has had a dedicated focus on data protection for more than 10 years. Wilhelm is a longstanding member of the German Informatics Society (GI) as well as German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD), and he holds a GDD certification in privacy management.