Dr. Jürgen Hartung

IT Law and Data ProtectionCompliance

Dr. Jürgen Hartung


Jürgen Hartung is specialised in advising enterprises on data protection and IT law issues with a focus on outsourcing, IT projects and e-commerce. His data protection experience covers a wide range of matters, e.g. Internet of Things, mobile services, internal investigations, international transfers of personal data, social media, data breaches, data protection organisations, data-protection audits, etc. Furthermore, Jürgen Hartung advises on compliance issues, including risk analyses and the structuring of internal compliance organisations. He is also the firm’s contact person for the area South-East Asia region.

As a leading IT lawyer, Jürgen Hartung is regularly recommended in international rankings such as Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and Best Lawyers. In 2019 he was named IT Lawyer of the Year by the US publishing house Best Lawyers in Germany. Jürgen Hartung is also frequently represented in the JUVE rankings and has been the most recommended data protection lawyer in the kanzleimonitor.de study for many years. WirtschaftsWoche lists him amongst the top lawyers for compliance and IT law in Germany.


Jürgen Hartung is a partner of Oppenhoff. From 2000 to 2007 he was an Associate and Managing Associate at Oppenhoff & Rädler/Linklaters LLP. He studied law and international politics at the Universities of Tübingen (Dr. iur.) and Wales, Aberystwyth, and as part of his legal training worked from 1999-2000 for the American law firm of Baker & McKenzie in New York. Jürgen Hartung is the author of numerous articles on data protection and IT law and a sought-after speaker at national and international conferences and seminars.


Dr. Jürgen Hartung


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