Chris Hutchins

Chris Hutchins is Managing Director for Public Policy EMEA for McAfee where he leads the company advocacy program with the EU institutions, other companies and trade associations and works to enhance our thought leadership at European level and to strengthen our reputation in the European capitals. He also works closely with the EMEA leadership team, to support our public sector growth in key European markets. Chris was previously at Liberty Global, where he was VP for Public Policy in Amsterdam and prior to that he headed up their Brussels public policy team responsible for directing their engagement with EU policy makers, regulators and industry stakeholders. He has a legal background and has degrees in Politics, EU competition law from King's College London, and an LLM in telecommunications and IT law from Strathclyde University. He has many years of experience in the digital sector and brings substantial experience in developing and implementing effective advocacy campaigns and engaging with government stakeholders to build growth and enhance reputation.
Openness and interoperability are long standing buzzwords in the digital ecosystem, but it is not always clear what it means, and why it is important. For McAfee, embracing these notions is critical to our success, and here’s why. Openness means that we share information, and interoperability means that this information is shared with our eco-system ...
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Europe will face a complex cocktail of cyber challenges in the coming five years, from safeguarding our critical infrastructure to protecting itself from election interference and disinformation whilst safeguarding citizen data privacy rights. A new set of leaders is preparing to take office in the European Commission’s headquarters in Brussels to take on these challenges. ...
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As Europe heads to the polls this weekend (May 23-26) to Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) representing the 28 EU Member States, the threat of disinformation campaigns aimed at voters looms large in the minds of politicians. Malicious players have every reason to try to undermine trust in established politicians, and push voters towards the political ...
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