Pinsent Masons Germany LLP, Germany
Kirsten Wolgast, LL.M. (University of Canterbury, NZ), is a German lawyer and partner at the global law firm Pinsent Masons. She studied laws and philosophy in Germany and New Zealand and was admitted as Rechtsanwältin in Germany in 2006. She specialises in IT and data protection laws and has assisted various organizations in their GDPR implementation projects, including various institutions in the health and research sector. Beyond her immediate legal practice, Kirsten is very interested in all sorts of legal tech solutions, including legal serious games and legal learning software. 6 months after the GDPR has entered into force, she believes it is time to start discussing whether the GDPR actually achieves what it aims at. Do we really have a harmonized European data protection regime? Does the GDPR protect data subjects' interests sufficiently?