Prof. Dr. h.c.

Heiko Jonny Maniero LL.B., LL.M. mult., M.L.E.

“I am a jurist with international experience that specializes in information technology consulting and data protection law. Since February 2014, I support my clients as an IT consultant, external Data Protection Officer (DPO) and Data Protection Auditor (DPA), and since May 2019 I am a certified ISO Management System Auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and ISO 45001.”

About Myself

I am an entrepreneur. My team and I are consulting businesses from all over the world in information technology and data protection law. I am also a shareholder of German Certification Body LLC, an accredited certification body that is able to certify compliance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and ISO 45001. Last but not least, I am one of the co-founders of Willing & Able Group, a LegalTech SaaS company.

I am married and have a wonderful daughter.

I speak German, English and Italian.

My Educational Background

I studied law and economics at the universities of Munich, Hamburg, Yerevan, Bologna and Haifa. I earned a bachelor’s and several master’s degrees. During my studies, I developed special interest in intellectual property law, competition law, data protection law and IT law. Today, I am specialized in IT consulting, software licensing and focused on data protection law, including but not limited to GDPR and UK-GDPR.

My Career Path

I began my professional career in 1995 with an IT service company. Later on, I was a partner in several businesses. Among other things, I founded one of the first trading companies for used software licenses in Europe. Later, I concentrated myself on additional education. During that time, I gained knowledge by working for a German law firm on cases regarding software licensing and competition law. After that, I engaged as legal counsel with two used software dealers and two IT remarketing companies. In February 2014, I became a certified Data Protection Officer. Since then, my focus was directed mainly on data protection law and privacy related matters.

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