Markus Heyder

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Markus (B.) Heyder is an Attorney in the Office of International Affairs at the Federal Trade Commission.[1]

Career History

Mr. Heyder has done a lot of work in the area of international privacy and data security issues. He has represented the FTC in the Data Privacy Subgroup and the Electronic Commerce Steering Group in APEC and has worked for the past few years on the development of APEC cross-border privacy rules. Before he joined FTC, he was in private practice for eight years, specialising in commercial litigation and class action defense.

Markus was a speaker at the 11th GBDe Summit[2] and Non-Commercial User’s Constituency meeting, during the 2005 ICANN meeting in Vancouver 2005. [3]


Protecting Consumer Privacy in Cross-Border Data Flows Through APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules


Heyder holds a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law. He received a B.A in Russian and Soviet Area Studies from Middlebury College in Vermont in 1989.[4]


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