Based in Brussels, he was previously Government Affairs Manager at Microsoft France (from 2005 to 2010) and Director for Privacy, EU Affairs from 2010 to July 2012.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr Gonié was 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).
Mr Gonié is “Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France” / “French Foreign Trade Advisor”. Advisory role for promoting France’s Trade and Innovation in the world. He is also the Chair of the Internet Association of Privacy Professionals KnowledgeNet, French Chapter.