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February 29 Monday

Lunch Talk with Nuala O'Connor, President and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology

  • Monday, February 29, 2016 at 12:00PM - 12:00PM
  • Sterling Law Building - Room 122
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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Nuala O’Connor is the President & CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology. She is an internationally recognized expert in Internet and technology policy, particularly in the areas of privacy and information governance. Nuala is passionate about the ways technology and the Internet can be instruments of global free expression and individual freedom, and she is committed to finding policy solutions that affect real people. Nuala has experience in both the public and private sectors. She was the Global Privacy Leader at General Electric (GE), where she was responsible for privacy policy and practices across GE’s numerous divisions. She worked at Amazon.com as Vice President of Compliance & Consumer Trust and Associate General Counsel for Data & Privacy Protection. And later, Nuala served as Deputy Director of the Office of Policy & Strategic Planning, Chief Privacy Officer and as the Chief Counsel for Technology at the US Department of Commerce, where she worked on global technology policy including Internet governance and industry best practices.

She became the first statutorily appointed Chief Privacy Officer in federal service when she was named as the first Chief Privacy Officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Nuala grew up in and around New York City. She holds an AB from Princeton, an M.Ed. from Harvard, and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. She lives in the Washington, DC, area with her three children

Sponsoring Organization(s)

The National Secruity Group

The Center for Global Legal Challenges

Yale Law Women

Information Society Project