Prof Dr Jürgen Taeger is a leading commercial and information lawyer specializing in data protection, e-commerce and internet law. Since 1996 he has been a university professor and held the Chair for Civil Law, Trade and Commercial Law and Legal Informatics at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. Jürgen is Director of the University of Oldenburg's interdisciplinary academic Centre for Law of the Information Society (ZRI), and has held the position of Director of the Institute of Law there since 2002. In 2007 he set up the successful “Informationsrecht LL.M” Master’s programme, which he still heads.

Alongside his research and teaching activities, Jürgen is a member of numerous organizations and advisory boards, including the German Foundation for Law and Information Technology (DSRI) which he has chaired since 2005, Deutsche Bahn's data protection advisory council, and the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) advisory council. He also sits on the editorial boards of numerous specialist journals and has co-published the latest edition of a major commentary on the GDPR and the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), which appeared in 2019.