Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Privacy and Digital Policies, Microsoft
Cornelia Kutterer is responsible for privacy and digital policies in the EU with a focus on strategic campaigns and engagements. Ms Kutterer leads a team working on corporate affairs and policy matters, including institutional relations, the Digital Single Market and market regulation, privacy and human rights, energy and accessibility policies. She has long standing experience in information society & internet policies at European level and speaks regularly at regional and international conferences. Previously, Ms Kutterer 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 freedom of services and labour law. She started her professional career in the European Parliament as a political advisor to an MEP in 1997. Ms Kutterer 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).