Stephen Seitz


Director Privacy and Online Safety

Stephen Seitz is a Senior Privacy and Online strategist in Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs (CELA) group. In this role, Mr. Seitz is responsible for managing the company’s internal policies and governance strategies for privacy and online safety.

For two decades, Mr. Seitz has worked at the intersection of communications, law, and policy, where he has advanced privacy, safety, competition, and consumer protection issues.

Prior to joining Microsoft in 2012, Mr. Seitz held senior roles in a disruptive technology company (Vonage), supported government (The White House, Federal Trade Commission, and Michigan State Legislature), advocated for public safety (National Emergency Number Association (“NENA”) and lifesaving technologies (The ComCARE Alliance) and trained future political leaders (Michigan Political Leadership Program (“MPLP”).

In 2007, the Congressional E-911 Caucus named Mr. Seitz “Industry Professional of the Year” after he helped the VoIP industry solve a number of technical and policy hurdles to enable emergency calling.

Mr. Seitz is an attorney and member of the Washington State Bar. He resides in Seattle, with his daughter.