Cornelia leads Microsoft’s digital policy efforts for Europe, Middle East & Africa with a focus on telecommunication, Internet jurisdiction, media and consumer laws. Prior to that role, she represented Microsoft in privacy, security & cloud computing regulatory matters.
In September 2013, she was appointed to the Permanent Stakeholder Group of ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency. 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 trade organisation focusing on the freedom of services.
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).