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Privacy Office - DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee Membership

This is a listing of the membership of the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.

Sponsor: DHS Chief Privacy Officer

Executive Director: Nicole Sanchez, DHS Privacy Office

Biographies of Members

Chair: Lisa J. Sotto, managing partner of Hunton & Williams LLP’s New York office and chair of the firm’s top-ranked Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. Ms. Sotto was named among The National Law Journal’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers.”  She was voted the world’s leading privacy advisor in all of Computerworld’s annual surveys and is recognized by Chambers and Partners as a “Star” performer for Privacy & Data Security; she is the only privacy lawyer in the U.S. to receive this distinguished ranking.  Ms. Sotto also is recognized as a “leading lawyer” for cyber law (including data protection and privacy) by The Legal 500 United States.  She was featured as “The Queen of Breach” in an article by New York Super Lawyers Magazine. Ms. Sotto is the editor and lead author of the legal treatise entitled Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Deskbook, published by Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. She is a member of the family of a 9/11 victim.

Sharon A. Anolik, President, Privacy Panacea, San Francisco, CA. Ms. Anolik provides strategic privacy solutions and advisory services to companies. She has served as the Global Privacy Risk and Strategy Leader for a Fortune 15 healthcare company, the Chief Privacy Officer for a public technology company, led privacy and compliance departments for a major healthcare insurer, and served as legal counsel for numerous others where she has led privacy program governance and operations and advised on applications of big data and privacy innovation. Ms. Anolik clerked for the California Supreme Court, was an adjunct professor of Cyberlaw and Privacy at Golden Gate University School of Law, and is a senior technical advisor on privacy issues to the HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley”. Ms. Anolik is a frequent industry speaker, co-inventor of a privacy indicator method patent (pending), and serves on several privacy advisory boards.

Dennis Dayman has more than 25 years of experience combating spam, security/privacy issues, data governance issues, and improving email delivery through industry policy, ISP relations and technical solutions. As Return Path’s Chief Privacy and Security Officer, Dayman leverages his experience and key relationships to provide best practices to Return Path, its customers, and ensures the compliance of their communications data flows. He is also responsible for coordinating and managing Return Path’s international electronic commerce, privacy and Internet related policy issues. Previously to Return Path, he was Eloqua’s Chief Privacy and Security Officer. Eloqua was acquired by Oracle for $871 Million dollars in 2012 and is now the centerpiece of Oracle's marketing cloud. Dayman is actively involved in creating current Internet and digital communication regulations, privacy/security policies and anti-spam legislation laws for state and federal governments. He is a longstanding member of several boards and advisory committees within the messaging industry and also sits on several advisory boards for Internet companies and is also a partner, mentor, and frequent investor in start-ups.

Lynn Goldstein, Senior Strategist, Information Accountability Foundation, and Founder, Indicium LLC.  Previously, Ms. Goldstein was the Chief Data Officer for the Center for Urban Science + Progress at New York University, Brooklyn, NY.  Prior to joining New York University, Ms. Goldstein was the Chief Privacy Officer and Privacy General Counsel for JPMorgan Chase and the Chief Privacy Officer for Bank One.  Also at Bank One, Ms. Goldstein was General Counsel for the credit card company and Head of Litigation.  Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase and predecessor entities, Ms. Goldstein was in private practice and clerked for a federal judge.  She is a lawyer, a Certified Information Privacy Professional, and a frequent speaker on privacy topics.

John Kropf is the Corporate Privacy Executive for Northrop Grumman.  Previously, Kropf worked as deputy chief counsel for Privacy and Information Governance for Reed Elsevier.  Kropf also served as Deputy Chief Privacy Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where he worked on several negations with the European Union related to data protection.  His other government service includes work as an attorney-advisor for the departments of Justice and State. He has written extensively on global privacy issues including A Guide to U.S. Government Practice on Global Information Sharing, (2nd Ed.).  He earned his law degree and Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and his undergraduate from Denison University.  He is a Board member of International Association of Privacy Professionals and has achieved CIPP/US, CIPP/G and CIPP/E certifications.

Dr. Charles Palmer, Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM Research and Member of the IBM Academy of Technology Leadership Team, focuses on special projects relating to security & privacy, unique customer challenges, and broad security and privacy issues for IBM. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth. Dr. Palmer is a member of various advisory committees in Washington, DC and on the editorial board for IEEE Security & Privacy.

Chris Teitzel is founder and CEO of Lockr, a security startup focused on providing key management as a service for businesses of all sizes. Dedicated to the principal that best-practice data protection should be affordable and easy for all to use, Lockr is changing the paradigm for how secure systems are built and deployed worldwide. Chris has over a decade of experience leading software development and is an advocate for privacy and encryption on the open web, and in particular the Drupal development community where he works with a team on the encryption ecosystem and create privacy standards for the project. Passionate about web security, privacy and encryption, he regularly speaks around the globe to audiences in terms they can understand, helping to demystify security and make it approachable for everyone regardless of their technical capability.

Tokë Vandervoort is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Under Armour.  She has spent most of her career as strategic technology and privacy counsel for tech, telecom, and internet solutions providers. At Under Armour, she and her team support the world’s third largest and fastest growing sports apparel and footwear business, as well as its digital enterprise that makes up the largest online fitness and wellness community globally.  A diverse group of more than 40 experts in Intellectual Property; Privacy; Commercial and Technology Transactions; Litigation; Employment; and Consumer Protection; they are responsible for striking the right balance between accelerating innovation and growth and operationalizing a dizzying array of international legal requirements to advance and protect Under Armour globally.  Toke is also a member of the US Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, and sits on the advisory boards of both the Center for Democracy and Technology Advisory Council and the Georgetown Cyber Security Law Institute.  Early in her career, she served on two federal district court clerkships.  She is a first generation American and a New Orleans native, and now calls Washington, DC her home. 

Ron Whitworth - Ron Whitworth is Senior Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer at SunTrust in Atlanta, Georgia. He manages the Enterprise Privacy Office for SunTrust Banks, Inc. and all of its affiliates and subsidiaries. Ron is a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States, Canada and Europe (CIPP/US, CIPP/C and CIPP/E), as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Prior to joining SunTrust, Ron served as Senior Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel at EverBank in Jacksonville, FL. Earlier in his legal career, Ron was an attorney with Sullivan & Worcester, LLP, counseling clients on a wide variety of state, U.S., and international privacy and data security matters. He was also a member of S&W's Telecommunications Group, and worked closely with its Trademarks, Copyright & Licensing Group on matters involving online businesses. Before joining Sullivan & Worcester, Ron was a member of Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein’s staff at the FCC, and was an Associate with Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C. Ron also spent six years as editor-in-chief of Inside Wisconsin and Badger Nation Magazine and covered University of Wisconsin athletics for the Associated Press. He has appeared on dozens of local and national radio and television programs, including ESPN Radio and Fox Sports Radio. Ron is also a former associate producer for "The George Michael Sports Machine" and the NBC-4 Sports Department in Washington, D.C.

Last Published Date: May 7, 2020

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