My name is Konstantin von Notz (born 21 January 1971 in Mölln) and I am a German lawyer and politician (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen). As of 2009 I am a member of the German Bundestag.
In the 19. Legislative (election 2017) period I am voted for vice chairman along with the election of the spokesman for religion and ideology. Now I am a member in the Parliamentary Oversight Panel. As well I am continuing as a member of the Committee on Internal Affairs and Community since 2009. Beside the named,von I am working in several other panals in this election periode.
In the 18. legislative period in 2013 was given a safe seat through the second place on the regional list in Schleswig-Holstein. In this legislative period I was voted for vice chairman and coordinator of working group 3 (civil rights and democracy, legal and social policy), along with the reelection for spokesman of internet policy in my parliamentary faction. I was also representing my party as spokesman of the 1. Committee of inquiry for NSA surveillance. I was once again full member in the internal affairs committee of the German Bundestag, as well as chairman of the committee of inquiry concerning the NSA and for “Digitale Agenda”. Furthermore I was deputy member in the committees for legal affairs and consumer protection, along with the electoral committee.
In February of 2013 in context of the “Parlamentarians protects Parlamentarians“ program of the committee for human rights and humanitarian aid in the German Bundestag, I took over the sponsorship for Cuban dissenter Antonio Rodiles.
My brother Börries is an attorney as well and was the managing director of the Jewish museum in Berlin from 2008 till 2013 and subsequently acts as the leading director of the foundation “Histrorische Museen Hamburg”.
In 2009 I was first elected as a member of the 17. German Bundestag.
During my first legislative period in the Bundestag I assumed the position of spokesman for internal affairs and internet policy for the group Bündnis90/Die Grünen in the German Bundestag. Also I acted as chairman for the parliamentary group Bündnis 90/die Grünen in the enquete commission “Internet and digital society”. I was also deputy member in the committee on legal affairs and in the subcommittee “new media”, while representing the parliamentary group Bündnis 90/Die Grünen on the committee in accordance with § 23c paragraph/subparagraph 8 of the German customs investigation service act and in the committee for information and communication technology, a subcommittee of the Council of Elders in the German Bundestag.
Up to my entry in the German Bundestag I worked as an attorney in my home town Mölln. From 2001 to 2004, I also operated as legal intern at the district court in Lübeck.
Since 1995 I am a member of the green party Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, first in Heidelberg and as of 2004 in the district association Herzogtum Lauenburg. In the same year I started representing my party in the city council of Mölln and one year later also in the party council in Schleswig-Holstein.
From 1993 onwards I studied law at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, where I completed my first law examination in 1998 and my second in 2004. I pursued my academic career in 2002 with a dissertation addressing the obligatory conduct of life in evangelic church law.
From 1991 to 1992 I have done my community service (Zivildienst) in the railway mission (Bahnhofsmission) at Frankfurt central station.
I grew up in Hamburg and Frankfurt am Main, where I attended the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Schule from 1981 to 1991, concluding in passing my Abitur exam.
I am born on the 21th of January in 1971 in Mölln, Germany.
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