Andrea Simandi, the Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs Director for Hungary, has been appointed to the role of European Data Protection Attorney within the company.
As part of Microsoft's European Commercial legal team, Simandi will support the company's enterprise customers in complying with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and accelerate their digital transformation.
Prior to joining Microsoft as its Legal and Corporate Affairs Director for Hungary in 2012 Simandi was the Managing Partner of the Budapest Bird & Bird office. Previously she was the Head of ITC and IP for Linklaters.
Commenting on her move, Simandi told CEE Legal Matters: "Microsoft is leading in privacy compliance for many years now especially as our cloud services continue to grow. After serving for five years as the General Counsel of Microsoft Hungary, I cannot think of a better time to take on this new, exciting European Data Protection attorney role than 16 months before the General Data Protection Regulation becomes effective. Microsoft is dedicated to fully supporting its customers on the journey to complying with this more advanced European privacy regime which will be my key focus are, in addition to various other data protection issues."