Cornelia Kutterer

Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Privacy & Digital Policies, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft

Cornelia leads Microsoft’s privacy policy and DSM advocacy and focuses on strategic engagements, relations and campaigns. She leads a team of corporate affairs and public policy professionals covering a wide range of policies that help to unlock the potential of a trusted, inclusive and responsible cloud adoption. She has long standing experience in Information Society & Internet policies at European level and speaks regularly at regional and international conferences. Previously, Cornelia was Head of Legal Department and Senior Legal Advisor at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, driving the policy agenda for consumers’ digital life with a focus on intellectual property, data protection and e-commerce. She has also gained experience in a top 10 law firm in the fields of competition law and regulatory affairs and in a German organisation focusing on the posting of workers, freedom of services and labour 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 (Portugal), Hamburg and Strathclyde (UK).