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Brendon Lynch - Member

Brendon Lynch is the Chief Privacy Officer of Microsoft Corporation, where he is responsible for all aspects of Microsoft’s privacy program, including creating and implementing privacy policy across the company, influencing the creation of privacy and data protection technologies for customers and overseeing communication and engagement with external stakeholders.  As part of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, the company’s privacy program has, for more than a decade, been building privacy protections into its technologies and prioritizing responsible data stewardship.

Brendon also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) a not-for-profit association with more than 12,000 members in 78 countries. The IAPP helps define, support and improve the privacy profession through networking, education and certification.

Brendon is a recognized expert on the intersection of privacy and trust. His work focuses on how society can benefit from technology innovation while addressing societal and individual privacy needs.   This balance is particularly pertinent today given the significant technological advances on the horizon and the enormous opportunities presented by advanced data analysis.

Before joining Microsoft in 2004, Brendon led the privacy and risk solutions business at software maker, Watchfire. Prior to entering the software industry, Brendon spent nine years in Europe and North America with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he provided privacy and risk management consulting services. 

Brendon is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and holds a business degree from the University of Waikato, in his home country of New Zealand.

Background

Organization

Microsoft Corporation

Title

Chief Privacy Officer

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