Since 2015 Marit Hansen is the Data Protection Commissioner of Land Schleswig-Holstein and Chief of Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz (ULD). Before being appointed Data Protection Commissioner, she was Deputy Commissioner for seven years. Within ULD she established the "Privacy Technology Projects” Division and the “Innovation Centre Privacy & Security”. Since her diploma in computer science in 1995 she has been working on privacy and security aspects. Her focus is privacy by design and privacy by default from both the technical and the legal perspectives.