About me

My name is Malte Engeler, I am a legal professional with many years of experience in the areas of data protection law, administrative law and legal procedures.


I publish and speak regularly in legal publications, handbooks, and journals, as well as on online media and conferences. A list of my publications and lectures can be found here.


Occasionally I self-publish shorter - blog style - thoughts on digital society, data protection and data economy. This is where you can find them.

What drives me

The intersection of technology, law and society has been the focus of my curiosity from before I started my professional life. In a digital society the principles of the rule of law, human rights and information technology are intertwined to an unprecedented degree

The spectrum of the discourse is vast. From data protection hysteria to digitalization naiveté, opinions and positions are struggling for dominance. I want to get involved in this debate with a commitment to ensuring that technology remains controllable and serves society, both today and for future generations.

curriculum vitae

2004 - 2009
First state examination in law
2009 - 2011
Doctorate with a thesis about "The two-tier partnership in simultaneous insolvency" (Die zweigliedrige Personengesellschaft in der Simultaninsolvenz)
2011- 2013
Second state examination in law
2013 - 2017
Advisor to the research department and later as deputy head of the supervisory division at the data protection authority of Schleswig-Holstein (Unabhängigen Landeszentrum für Datenschutz)
since 2017
Judge at the administrativ court of Schleswig-Holstein (Verwaltungsgericht)
2020 - 2021
Secondment to the Higher Administrative Court of Schleswig-Holstein (Oberverwaltungsgericht)
since 2022
Secondment to the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz)