Marit Hansen is a computer scientist and is
head of the "Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET)" Section and the
"Innovation Centre Privacy & Security" at Independent Centre for
Privacy Protection Schleswig-Holstein (the state privacy commission; Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz),
Since her diploma in 1995 she has been working on security and privacy aspects especially concerning the Internet, anonymity, pseudonymity, identity management, biometrics, multilateral security, and e-privacy from both the technical and the legal perspectives.
In several projects she and her team actively participate in technology design in order to support PET and give feedback on legislation, e.g., "AN.ON - Anonymity online" (2001-2006 - www.anon-online.de), "SPIT-AL - SPIT Prevention Solution" (2005-2006 - www.spit-filter.com) or "PRISE - Privacy enhancing shaping of security research and technology" (2006-2008). Marit Hansen works in particular on user-centred identity management and eID systems: