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Dr. Karsten Kinast, LL.M., Attorney at Law (Germany), is founding Partner of the Law Firm “Kinast & Partner” with an exclusive focus on Data Protection Law and IT-Law. He holds a Master of Laws Degree in European Legal Informatics and serves as external Data Protection Officer for national and multinational companies. He is founder and CEO of dataKonform that awards data protection quality seals to companies that have successfully decided to set a focus on privacy issues. Also, he is frequent author of legal publications in the field of data protection. Dr. Kinast is a certified Data Protection Officer and associate lecturer at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences with lectures in civil, copyright, media and contract law. He is a regular speaker on national and international data protection summits.
In 2012, Dr. Kinast joined KuppingerCole as a Fellow Analyst and is focusing his research on Privacy and Data Protection.