Mike Hintze is a partner at Hintze Law PLLC and a recognized leader in privacy and data protection law, policy, and strategy. He advises a wide range of companies, industry associations, and other organizations from startups to large global technology companies. With more than 20 years of experience in privacy and data protection, Mike emphasizes pragmatic and actionable advice that enables his clients to meet their objectives while complying with the law and managing risk.
Mike teaches privacy law at the University of Washington School of Law. He has testified before Congress, state legislatures, and European regulators. He is a sought-after speaker and regularly published author.
Mike was previously Chief Privacy Counsel at Microsoft, where, for over 18 years, he counselled on data protection compliance globally and led strategic initiatives on privacy differentiation and public policy. Prior to Microsoft, he was at Steptoe & Johnson LLP and held a judicial clerkship with the Washington State Supreme Court.
Mike is a Senior Fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum and has served on advisory boards for the American Law Institute’s Information Privacy Principles, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, and CARU.