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Cornelia Kutterer is Director of Regulatory Policy for Microsoft EMEA, responsible for security and data access governance issues, as well as child safety and consumer policies. She has long standing experience in Information Society regulatory policies at EU level and represents Microsoft at various trade organisations. She currently chairs the privacy & security working group at TechAmerica and serves as Vice-President for Edima.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 and consumer protection laws. She was a member of the Permanent Stakeholder Group of Enisa representing users in security matters. She has also gained experience in a top 10 law firm in the fields of competition law, intellectual property and e-commerce 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 a MEP in 1997.
Cornelia Kutterer is a qualified German lawyer, and holds a master’s degree in information technology and communication laws. She studied law at the Universities of Passau, Porto (Portugal), Hamburg and Strathclyde (UK).
This morning, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have adopted a Communication on Cyber Security and a complementary proposal for a Directive on measures to ensure a high common level of cyber security across the EU.
Safer Internet Day is organised each year to promote a safer and more responsible use of online technology. Microsoft supports safer internet day and on the tenth anniversary of its inception we are pleased to help to promote internet safety education and responsible online behavior under this year’s theme, "Connect with Respect."
The children of today are citizens of a digital era. Children now have the opportunity to learn in both fun and interactive ways. They can explore and develop their passions in a manner that not long ago would have been either unaffordable or simply unavailable.
The Commission recently launched a new strategy for a safer internet and better internet content for children and teenagers. This new strategy seeks to accomplish a few objectives.
Spurred by pressing questions about Internet security and fundamental rights, our second digital values event “Securely Connected” brought together key stakeholders from EU institutions, industry and NGOs to discuss the security challenges consumers face in an increasingly connected world
Over the last couple of decades, computing and the array of human interactions it facilitates have played a massive role in changing the way we live. Wikileaks and the civilian revolution in Egypt are two globally visible examples, but computing, now interwoven with almost every aspect of our lives, also affects us on very private levels. Companies across the ICT sector are increasingly intermediary to our...
The online world allows for people to be more connected than ever before. On the other hand, increasing connectivity intensifies the security risks.
Just how strong is trust in a modern society? The more we depend on technologies to carry out or mediate our everyday activities, the more we need to make sure that we trust them to do so. How do you inspire user trust without any face-to-face contact? Do we need trustmarks or rather trust user experience?
Consumers are at the heart of the EU Digital Agenda, and for very good reason. It is the consumerization of ICT that plays an icreasing role in incentivizing innovation in the ICT sector. We will see measure and initiatives that aim at improving transparency of online rights and increasing trust over the next years. Technology can play an important part in supporting these goals.
As our use of the Internet and related technologies evolves, so do our privacy needs and concerns – and possibly too the need to adapt the legal framework.
With the uptake of cloud computing and web3.0 (web2.0 + mobility), consumers will have more access to information than ever before. But what are effective ways to optimize the information they get – and distill the information they need? How to process data meritoriously?
Roger Halbheer is one of the leading online security experts in Europe. We’re delighted to have him in our ranks – he is Chief Security Advisor of Microsoft EMEA – and to point you to his blog, Roger's Security Blog, which he updates at least once a week.
Last week turned into a seriously busy week as the Council of Europe and the European Commission celebrated the 4th Data Protection Day. We (Microsoft) were there too, because we are deeply committed to engage on this important issue.
Sophie in’t Veld MEP, Commissioner Reding, Bruno Waterfield (moderator) Daily Telegraph, Peter Hustinx, EDPS, Alexander Alvaro MEP
This week, we will see a very busy Data Protection Day.
New videos regarding Data Potection Day 2010 and the importance of data and online privacy!
Last month we organized an event at the European Parliament hosted by Bill Newton-Dunn MEP on the occasion of a Microsoft worldwide campaign against counterfeit software with the real victim of counterfeits at its center - the end-consumer.
As each year, on 28 January 2010, we celebrate Data Protection Day in Europe and other continents to raise awareness on privacy and data protection amongst citizens.