Cornelia Kutterer

Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Privacy and Digital Policies, Microsoft

Cornelia Kutterer is Senior Director of EU Government Affairs, Privacy and AI Policies, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs at Microsoft. In her role, Kutterer is responsible for privacy and AI policies in the EU with a focus on how new technologies impact society and how laws and regulatory frameworks will evolve to meet expectation of society.

She currently leads a team working on corporate affairs and regulatory policies, including competition, market and content regulation, responsible data use and privacy, as well as telecommunication. Kutterer has long standing experience in Information Society & Internet policies at the European level. Before joining Microsoft, she headed the legal department of BEUC, the European Consumer Organization, driving the policy agenda for consumers’ digital life.

Multi-stakeholderism is of high importance to her, and she is in particular interested in finding solutions that advance all fundamental rights rather than choosing one over the other in an increasingly complex legal and political environment . Kutterer has also gained experience in a law firm in the fields of competition law and in a German organization focusing on the freedom of services and labor law. She started her professional career in the European Parliament as a political advisor to an MEP in 1997. Cornelia is a qualified German lawyer, and holds a master’s degree in information technology and telecommunication laws. She studied law at the Universities of Passau, Porto, Hamburg and Glasgow/Strathclyde.

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