Caroline Curtin

Policy Counsel , Microsoft

Caroline Curtin is currently Policy Counsel to Microsoft, where she advocates on policy issues related to interactive entertainment. Among other issues, she has worked on child safety, child privacy, game ratings and content issues that affect Microsoft’s gaming platform including launching the Get Game Smart Campaign in 2009. She joined Microsoft in May 2008. 

Prior to joining Microsoft, Caroline was the Director of Privacy and Brand Policies for Revolution Health, a start-up healthcare company that Steve Case began after leaving America Online. Before joining Revolution Health, Caroline worked at America Online for seven years as the Director of Children’s Privacy and Safety Policies. While at America Online, Caroline represented AOL on the Children’s Advertising Review Unit’s (CARU’s) board. In 1996, Caroline joined the Federal Trade Commission as a staff attorney in the Division of Advertising Practices where she pursued cases of misleading and unfair advertising. She was part of the FTC’s first Internet Privacy Task Force, and a co-author of the FTC’s “Online Privacy: A Report to Congress” in June of 1998. Caroline began her legal career as a judicial clerk working on the Felony II calendar for the Honorable Mildred M. Edwards at DC Superior Court.

Caroline graduated from Duke University and received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center.