Malte Spitz is a writer, civil rights activist, politician, and consultant on data protection. He is Secretary-General of Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrecht/GFF (Society for Civil Rights), a Berlin-based NGO, using strategic litigation to strengthen human and civil rights in Germany and Europe. He is a long term Green Politician, seven years on the Executive Committee, and since 2013 in the Board of the German Greens. His political activism covers issues such as media and internet policy and civil rights. He is actively involved in international Green networks and speaks on data protection, digital change in society, and the economy as well as internet policy.