Jörn Wittmann is the Managing Director of SCOPE Europe, a Brussels-based monitoring body for Codes of Conduct, and the Managing Director of its holding SRIW (Self-Regulation Information Economy), a German non-profit organization. SRIW was founded by German and international companies of the digital economy to promote consumer and data protection through self- and coregulation, and serve as a platform for the development, implementation, enforcement and evaluation of various Codes of Conduct related to this purpose. Jörn Wittmann is a jurist and certified data protection officer. Before joining SRIW, he worked at the Department of Civil Law, Commercial and Economic Law, Comparative Law, Multimedia- and Telecommunication Law at the University of Göttingen, Germany.
While the practical interpretation and implementation of the GDPR has been heavily discussed, it is sometimes overlooked that the GDPR itself offers solutions to handle the legal uncertainty: Codes of Conduct and Certifications.