Katharina Koerner, CIPP/US


Principal Researcher, Technology

Katharina Koerner combines senior management experience with a deep interest in new technologies and information security. In her role in the IAPP research team, she is working at the intersection of privacy and tech, focusing on privacy engineering, privacy by design, privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), and privacy frameworks. Prior to joining the IAPP, Katharina was the CEO of a culture and language institute with eight campuses across Eastern and Western Europe. During her tenure from 2015-2020, she founded two additional campuses in Sarajevo and Moscow, and led the GDPR-implementation across the headquarter in Vienna and all ten locations. Katharina expanded her knowledge in information security management and privacy by obtaining several certifications in that space (CIPP/US, ITIL 4, IEC/ISO 27001). 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 also 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. She has a Dr. iur. (PhD) in EU Law from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and a JD from the University of Graz, Austria. Additionally, she spent a year studying international politics at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).


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