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Markus Heyder

Markus Heyder

Vice President and Senior Policy Counselor, Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL)

Markus Heyder is the Vice President and Senior Policy Counselor of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL), a preeminent global privacy and data policy think and do tank located in Washington, DC, London and Brussels. Mr Heyder has extensive experience in global data privacy, information security and consumer protection law and policy. At CIPL he focuses on law and policy issues in the areas of global data flows and cross-border transfer mechanisms, accountable information management in the context of big data, the IoT and other modern information uses, how to enable both privacy protection and innovation, the risk-based approach to privacy, and many other issues.

Prior to joining CIPL, Mr Heyder served for over 10 years as Counsel for International Consumer Protection in the Office of International Affairs at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and nearly two years in the FTC’s Division of Marketing Practices. Immediately prior to joining the FTC, Mr Heyder was associated with Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) in Chicago, where he focused on consumer financial services law and financial privacy law.

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