Alston & Bird’s annual event to kick off the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018 featured a fireside chat with John Frank, Vice-President, EU Government Affairs at Microsoft. Moderated by Peter Swire, Senior Counsel at Alston & Bird, the discussion provided practical insights into areas that are expected to shape privacy and data protection around the world. Mr. Frank also discussed Microsoft’s approach to global compliance amidst a wide array of privacy and data protection laws and regulations.
John Frank leads Microsoft’s government affairs teams in Brussels and European national capitals on EU issues. Prior to this role, he led Microsoft’s Digital Trust and Security group which includes the Law Enforcement and National Security team, the Digital Crimes Unit, the Industry Affairs group, and Competition Law, Privacy and Government Contract Compliance teams.
Peter Swire is a part of Alston & Bird’s Privacy & Data Security Team, and is the Elizabeth and Tommy Holder Chair of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. He has been a leading privacy and cyberlaw government official, academic, and practitioner since the rise of the Internet in the 1990s.