Prof. Dr. Gerald Spindler, born 1960, studied Law and Economics in Frankfurt a.M., Hagen, Genf and Lausanne.
He is a full tenured Professor for Civil Law, Commercial and Economic Law, Comparative Law, Multimedia- and Telecommunication Law at the University of Goettingen/Germany where he, among other topics, is mainly occupied with legal issues regarding E-commerce, i.e., Internet and Telecommunication Law. He has been elected as a full tenured Member of the German Academy of Sciences, Goettingen, 2004.
Apart from teaching, various books and commentaries, more than 300 articles in law reviews, as well as expert legal opinions are published by Professor Spindler. He has been elected as general rapporteur for the bi-annual German Law Conference regarding privacy and personlity rights on the Internet. He is editor of two of the most renowned German law reviews covering the whole area of cyberspace law and telecommunication law as well as co-editor of international journals on copyright law, also founder and editor of JIPITEC, an open access-based journal for intellectual property rights and E-Commerce.
The EU commissioned him with the review of the E-commerce-directive in 2007 and currently as an expert for data economy for the single market (2017). He is a consultant to the German government on copyright issue, in particular concerning research and universitites and libraries.