President and CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology
Nuala O’Connor is president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, a global nonprofit that advocates for human rights and civil liberties in the digital world. She has worked in privacy, data, and digital policy in companies, government, and law firms, including as vice president for compliance and customer trust at Amazon, chief privacy leader and senior counsel for information governance at General Electric, and chief privacy officer for emerging technologies at Doubleclick. O’Connor’s government service includes her appointment as the first chief privacy officer of the US Department of Homeland Security. She is the recipient of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Vanguard Award.