Andreas Hartl is Head of Division VIB 1 (Artificial Intelligence, Data Economy, Blockchain) in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). He is concerned with economic and digital policy aspects of artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, the policy of open data and other issues of data economics.
His division is responsible for the Artificial Intelligence strategy, and the Blockchain strategy of the Federal Government. It is also the national coordinator for the EU's Data Governance Act, the Open Data and Public Sector Information Directive and the Free flow on non-personal data Regulation. Jointly with the Federal Ministry of Justice it is also in the lead for the EU AI Act.
Andreas studied law at Marburg University and took the second state exam in 2004. From 2004 until 2011 he entered employment at the Federal Network Agency, most recently involved in frequency regulation. He joined the BMWK in 2012 as Deputy Head of the division responsible for general issues of telecommunication, competitive and regulatory issues of digitization