Thomas P. Costard was born in 1968 in Oberhausen/Germany. Before his Law studies he trained as industrial business management assistant at the Siemens AG. He was employed for three and a half years as software engineer at this company.
In the range of this employment he was responsible for the conception, programming, testing and documentation of software within the managerial accounting as well as for the training of staff members in this field. In connection to this employment he studied legal science in Erlangen/Germany where he also had his legal clerkship.
Already during his legal studies he acted nationwide as lecturer for operating systems and application software for industries, banks and insurance companies. Still today, he holds seminars about these topics. His seminar clients are counted among E.ON Bayern, Cisco Systems, Nürnberger Initiative für Kommunikationswirtschaft (Nuremberg Initiative for communication economy), big cities and communities as well as different academies.
Additional, Attorney Thomas P. Costard is certificated data protection commissioner (TÜV), data protection manager (TÜV), data protection auditor (TÜV) and IT security officer (TÜV).
He functions as external data protection commissioner as well as IT security officer for companies.
Attorney Thomas P. Costard has the following additional qualifications:
Mr Costard speaks and writes English and French fluently.
He sees himself as attorney at the interface between law and technology. Because of his long lasting work experience in the fields of managerial accounting, electronically information processing and the Internet he is on par with internal information scientists and can catch and present his clients’ problems without loss of time in a competent and interdisciplinary way. Because the legal acclaim can only be as good as the technical background knowledge.
Attorney Thomas Costard is a member of the following organizations: