Prior to joining the Department, Ms. Neuman was a founding partner of a Washington, D.C. law firm where she specialized in privacy and data protection law and led the firm’s privacy practice. She advised a wide range of businesses about U.S and European privacy legal frameworks and industry self-regulatory programs. In addition to conducting privacy assessments and providing privacy guidance about system audits, Ms. Neuman helped clients create privacy programs, including crafting and implementing policies and procedures for handling data, incident response and cross-border transfers. During this period, she was recognized as a solution-oriented expert in geolocation, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, children’s online privacy protection law and policy, and the evolving intersection between emerging technologies and existing legal frameworks.
She is a frequent author and speaker on privacy issues. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the Privacy & Data Security Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association. As Chief Privacy Officer, she co-chairs the Information Sharing Environment Privacy Guidelines Committee.