Katharina Koerner, CIPP/US



Privacy Engineering Research Fellow

Katharina Koerner is a senior leader who combines a PhD in EU Law with senior management experience and a deep interest in new technologies and information security. From 2006-2015 she served in the Austrian Ministry of the Interior and the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs as a Policy Advisor and Legal Officer. From 2015-2020 she was the CEO of a culture and language institute with eight campuses across Eastern and Western Europe. During her tenure she founded two additional campuses in Sarajevo and Moscow, and led the GDPR-implementation across the headquarter in Vienna and all ten locations. 

In preparation for her move to Silicon Valley in 2020, Katharina expanded her knowledge in information security management and privacy, and obtained several certifications in that space (CIPP/US, ITIL 4, IEC/ISO 27001 Foundation). In addition, she completed a University Program in Information Security Management from the University of Krems, Austria, in 2019, and certified as a SANS Security Awareness Professional. In 2021, she completed the Stanford Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate.

Katharina´s mission is to be a translator between privacy, policy and technology by contributing to responsible and privacy-preserving machine learning from a legal and governance perspective. Currently, she is focusing on business applications and privacy compliance of privacy enhancing technologies. Katharina is a Policy Fellow with the Privacy Tech Alliance, the global initiative by the Future of Privacy Forum with a mission to define, enhance, and promote the market for privacy technologies.


Contributions by Katharina Koerner