Daniel Rücker, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Head of Data Privacy
Practice Group: Digital Business

Daniel specializes in information technology law and data protection law and heads the Noerr Data Privacy Group. Besides complex data protection law matters such as the structuring of international data flows, he supports clients in privacy by design as well as in the context of data breaches and data protection litigation. Daniel is a lecturer in data protection and IT security law at the University of Passau. He is also the editor of the legal handbook “E-Commerce” and the international manual “The New European General Data Protection Regulation, Impact on Corporate Practice – A Guidance for Legal Advisors and Enterprises”.


  • Data protection and IT security law
  • IT compliance
  • E-commerce law
  • IT contract law


  • Legal studies at the University of Munich and at the University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia)
  • At Noerr since 2004
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers


  • Recommended as a leading expert in IT law and data protection in JUVE 2018/2019, Chambers Europe 2019, Legal 500 Germany 2019 and Best Lawyers Germany 2019
  • "Daniel Rücker has special expertise in data protection where he advises on a range of matters, including retargeting tools, e-commerce, litigation and GDPR implementations." Chambers Europe 2019
  • "Recommended: Dr. Daniel Rücker (“professional, renowned”, “very good, very active”, competitor)." JUVE Handbuch 2019, chapters Data Protection; Information Technology: Contracts/Litigation and Transactions/Outsourcing
  • "For many clients Noerr is the ‘first contact’ for data protection advice and the ‘very active’ practice is ‘highly professional’ and handles GDPR projects, data protection compliance on individual issues and data protection matters pertaining to digitalisation projects, IoT and the automotive and eMobility sectors." Legal 500 Germany. Information Technology 2019
  • Recommended as leading expert in IT law and Data Protection in all leading directories, including JUVE 2020/2021, Chambers Europe 2021, Legal 500 Germany 2021, and Best Lawyers Germany 2020
  • "Respected practitioner Daniel Rücker covers a variety of data protection issues ranging from data subject rights and transferability to data protection compliance and usage. He also acts on proceedings regarding fines for data protection violations." Chambers Europe 2021
  • "Recommended: Dr. Daniel Rücker (“experienced and professionally top”, “established”, competitor)." JUVE Handbuch 2021
  • "Practice head Daniel Rücker significantly contributes to the firm's visibility through his publications on innovative business models." Legal 500 Germany. Data Protection 2021


  • German Association of Law and Informatics
  • German Bar Association (focus on information technology)
  • ITechLaw

Selected Publications

  • Editor of the international manual “The New European General Data Protection Regulation, Impact on Corporate Practice – A Guidance for Legal Advisors and Enterprises” (2018)
  • Co-editor of the legal handbook “E-Commerce” (2017)
  • Datennutzungs- und Datenschutzverträge, Moos (ed.), chapter 99 (second edition 2018)
  • EuGH nimmt mit Facebook-Urteil Website-Betreiber in die Pflicht, in Börsen-Zeitung, 31.08.2019
  • Der Einsatz von (Social) Plugins im Lichte des "Fashion ID"-Urteils des EuGH, DER BETRIEB, November 4, 2019, together with Alexander Brandt