Mike Hintze is Microsoft’s Chief Privacy Counsel. He joined Microsoft in 1998, and his practice includes a number of regulatory and public policy issues, focused on privacy worldwide.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Hintze was an associate with Steptoe & Johnson LLP, which he joined following a judicial clerkship on the Washington State Supreme Court. Mr. Hintze is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Columbia University School of Law. He is a regular speaker on data privacy issues, and has published articles on a range of subjects including privacy, U.S. export regulations, and capital punishment.