Julie Brill



Chief Privacy Officer, Corporate VP, Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs

Microsoft’s Chief Privacy Officer and Corporate Vice President of Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs Julie Brill leads the company’s work at the forefront of the tech policy, regulatory, and legal issues that underpin the world’s digital transformation and is the central figure in Microsoft’s advocacy for responsible data use and policy around the globe.

Building on her distinguished public service career spanning more than three decades at the federal and state level, Brill directs Microsoft’s Privacy, Digital Safety, Law Enforcement and National Security, Telecom, Standards, Accessibility regulation operations and solutions. In her role, Brill leads the company’s Regulatory Governance operations and spearheads Microsoft’s advocacy for responsible approaches to privacy, safety and data protection around the world.

Prior to her role at Microsoft, Brill was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate as a commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. As commissioner, she worked on issues of critical importance to consumers, including privacy, fair advertising practices, fighting financial fraud, and maintaining competition in all industries, with a special focus on health care and technology. Brill has been elected to the American Law Institute and has received numerous awards for her work. She was named “the Commission’s most important voice on Internet privacy and data security issues” and a Top Data Privacy Influencer, among other honors.

In addition to her role at Microsoft, Julie is active in civil society, serving as a board member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a board member of the Center for Democracy and Technology, Governor for The Ditchley Foundation, and co-chair of Business at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development’s Committee for Digital Economic Policy.

Brill 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.


Contributions by Julie Brill

  • Closing General Session
    Speaker at AI Governance Global 2023, an IAPP event
  • Member of A.I. Advisory Board 2023 - 2024
  • The New EU-US Data Privacy Framework and Next Steps for Data Transfers
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2022
  • Policy and Progress: The EDPB Chair and EDPS in Conversation
    Moderator at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2022
  • Member of Board of Directors 2021 - 2025
  • Privacy at One of the World’s Largest Tech Companies
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • Moderator at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 - Canceled
  • GDPR a Year In: A Conversation With the Chair of the EDPB
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Privacy as a Movement: A Conversation on Privacy Shield, GDPR and CCPA
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019