Daniel Domscheit-Berg

One of the Founders of OpenLeaks

Daniel Domscheit-Berg is a German technology activist and IT security expert. He helped build the WikiLeaks platform from late 2007 to September 2010 and acted as its spokesperson under the pseudonym Daniel Schmitt. He quit WikiLeaks over disputes about its strategic orientation, lack of transparency and management style.

"Daniel Domscheit-Berg is a former spokesperson and "number two guy" at WikiLeaks"

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  • Artificial Intelligence & The Challenges of Human-Machine-Coexistance
  • Internet Security
  • Transparency and Privacy in a Digital World
  • Smart Homes, The Internet of Things, 3D Printing, Autonomous Vehicles
  • Digital Ethics
  • Whistleblowing


He presents in German and English.

How he presents

Daniel Domscheit-Berg is a wide-eyed and soft-spoken speaker, in great demand at worldwide events.

Books & Media

  • Inside WikiLeaks

In Detail

Daniel's pre-WikiLeaks career involved building large-scale networks for the automotive and transport industries. As a network security expert he is passionate about transparency, freedom of speech and equal access to information. Recognised as one of Foreign Policy magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2011, today he actively contributes to internet projects promoting privacy, anonymity and decentralised infrastructure. In 2017, he founded "Verstehbahnhof," a collaborative workshop and social space for computer, technology and science enthusiasts.


Daniel Domscheit-Berg has spoken and debated on future chances as well as risks in a digitised and networked world in a multitude of both national and international conferences, spanning a broad range from universities via commercial venues to the World Economic Forum. He is regularly present in national and international media on said topics.



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