Corporate Vice President for Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Privacy Officer at Microsoft
Julie Brill leads Microsoft’s global privacy efforts to elevate privacy as a fundamental human right and is at the forefront of many of the regulatory issues that underpin the world’s digital transformation.
As chief privacy officer at Microsoft, Julie serves as a global authority concerning policy and legal issues involving privacy; internet governance; telecommunications; accessibility; and corporate standards. In 2018, she spearheaded Microsoft’s global adoption of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and now leads Microsoft’s advocacy for privacy protections around the globe.
Nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate, Julie Brill served for six years as a Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). As Commissioner, Julie focused on issues of critical importance to consumers, including privacy, fair advertising practices, fighting financial fraud, and maintaining competition in all industries, including health care and technology.
While at the FTC, Julie was named “the Commission’s most important voice on Internet privacy and data security issues,” and one of the top four U.S. government players “leading the data privacy debate,” among other honors.
Julie has received numerous national awards for her work, including the New York University School of Law Alumna of the Year Award and most recently a Top Data Privacy Influencer of 2020.
Julie graduated, magna cum laude, from Princeton University, and from New York University School of Law, where she had a Root-Tilden Scholarship for her commitment to public service.