Jean GoniƩ

Paris, France KnowledgeNet Chair
Director of Privacy, EMEA
Microsoft

Jean Gonié is the Director of Privacy Policy Europe, Middle East and Africa for Microsoft.

Based in Brussels, he was previously Government Affairs Manager in Microsoft France (from 2005 to 2010) and Director for Privacy, EU Affairs from 2010 to July 2012.  

Mr. Gonié was previously a legal adviser to the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) and worked in the legal department of the Internet Rights Forum (a semi-government Internet regulatory body in France). He also served on the staff of a member of the French National Assembly and of a Senator. 

He lectured on Internet law and data protection issues for many years at University of Paris I Sorbonne, Sciences Po Paris and the CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers).

Jean is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (“Sciences Po” Paris) and holds Master Degrees in Public Law and in History.

M. Gonié is also “Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France” / “French Foreign Trade Advisor”.  Advisory role for promoting France’s Trade and Innovation in the world.

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