Nick Schneider leads the division on new technologies and data use at the German Federal Ministry of Health. He was born and raised in Latin America and studied medicine in Heidelberg. After several years of involvement in EU research at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Between 2008 Unit for Cancer Prevention of the German Cancer Research Centre.
In 2011 he joined the German Federal Ministry of Health, where he inter alia coordinated the negotiations to the EU General Data Protection Regulation and its implementation into health law on federal level, and recently the preparations of the European Health Data Space as a priority under the German EU Presidency.