President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology
Nuala O’Connor is the President & CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology, a global non-profit 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 & Customer Trust at Amazon, Chief Privacy Leader & Senior Counsel for Information Governance at General Electric, and Chief Privacy Officer for Emerging Technologies at Doubleclick. Ms O’Connor’s government service includes her appointment as the first Chief Privacy Officer of the US Department of Homeland Security.
Ms O’Connor holds an A.B. from Princeton, a Master’s in Education from Harvard, and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.