Three Privacy Thought Leaders Join OneTrust Advisory Board

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By Jimmy H. Koo

Aug. 30 — Privacy software provider OneTrust LLC Aug. 30 announced its appointment of three high-profile privacy thought leaders to its advisory board as the company moves to expand its global presence.

Ryerson University Privacy and Big Data Institute Executive Director Ann Cavoukian, Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky and American Express Co. Global Head of Privacy & Information Security Oversight Louise Thorpe will become the first members of the company's advisory board.

“Their combined experience and knowledge will enhance our services with the right legal, practitioner, and regulatory input globally to solve the real-world privacy issues of today as well as prepare for the privacy challenges of tomorrow,” OneTrust CEO Kabir Barday said in a statement.

Cavoukian, Polonetsky and Thorpe are the first advisory board members of the Atlanta-based company, which was founded in March, OneTrust spokeswoman Stephanie Peterman told Bloomberg BNA Aug. 30. OneTrust has a growing international presence, including offices in Toronto, the U.K. and other parts of Europe, Peterman said.

High-Profile Privacy Leaders

Cavoukian previously served three terms as the privacy commissioner of Ontario, Canada until she joined Ryerson University in Toronto. She is widely recognized as the creator of the privacy by design approach.

Polonetsky was formerly the chief privacy officer for AOL Inc. and DoubleClick, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc's Google Inc. which develops internet advertisement services.

Before joining American Express, Thorpe worked in various capacities at Vodafone Group PLC, a London-based multinational telecommunications company.

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