IAPP Announces New Board of Directors and Executive Committee Members

Appointees Include Prominent Privacy Leaders at Microsoft, McKesson Corporation and IDP

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Feb. 18, 2021The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, today announced the addition of three new directors to its board for 2021, including Julie Brill, corporate vice president, chief privacy officer and deputy general counsel for global privacy and regulatory affairs at Microsoft; Danilo Doneda, professor and director at the Center of Studies for Internet and Society (CEDIS) at the Brazilian Institute for Development, Research and Education (IDP); and Faith Myers, JD, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, privacy officer and vice president of global privacy at McKesson Corporation.

“Coming from diverse data privacy backgrounds, each of these esteemed leaders brings an abundance of knowledge on global data privacy,” said J. Trevor Hughes, president and CEO of the IAPP. “We’re honored to have them join our board and look forward to their shared expertise on international data protection during a time when the importance of privacy has become so crucial.”

Julie Brill serves as Microsoft’s global authority on privacy, internet governance, telecommunications, accessibility and corporate standards. In 2018, she spearheaded Microsoft’s adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Brill also served as a commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after being nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate. At the FTC, she actively worked on issues of critical importance to consumers, including privacy, fair advertising practices, fighting financial fraud, and maintaining competition in all industries, including technology and health care. She received the IAPP Privacy Leadership Award in 2014.

Danilo Doneda is a member of the National Data Protection and Privacy Council indicated by the U.S. House of Representatives and a member of the advisory boards of the United Nations Global Pulse Privacy Group and the Project Children and Consumption (Instituto Alana). He previously served as general coordinator at the Department of Consumer Protection and Defense in the Ministry of Justice (Brazil) and visiting researcher at the Italian data protection authority, the Garante (Rome, Italy), University of Camerino (Camerino, Italy), and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, Germany).

Faith Myers, JD, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, leads the privacy office at McKesson Corporation, the oldest health care company in the U.S. and a Fortune Top 10 company, which is responsible for overseeing enterprise privacy compliance and providing legal advice and counsel to internal clients on data privacy and related issues at the state, federal and international level. Prior to assuming these roles, she served as the company’s chief counsel of regulatory operations for the technology division, where she provided legal guidance and support on a variety of health care regulatory matters.

Additionally, the IAPP welcomes its newly elected executive committee for 2021, including:

  • Chairwoman Patrice Ettinger, CIPP/US, chief privacy officer at Pfizer.
  • Vice Chairwoman Vivienne Artz, OBE, chief privacy officer at London Stock Exchange Group.
  • Past Chairman Justin B. Weiss, CIPP/A, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, global head of data privacy at Naspers & Prosus.
  • Secretary Dominique Shelton Leipzig, CIPP/US, partner privacy and cybersecurity, co-chair global ad tech privacy and data management at Perkins Coie, LLP
  • Treasurer Mikko Niva, global privacy officer at Vodafone.

“As the privacy field continues to evolve globally, becoming more mainstream, there is a need for experienced privacy leaders who can provide strategic vision and stewardship,” IAPP Chairwoman Patrice Ettinger said. “That is what each new member brings to our board. We look forward to their expertise and direction as we head into another year of privacy innovation.”

To learn more about the IAPP and its certifications, visit www.iapp.org.

About the IAPP
The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world’s largest association of privacy professionals with more than 65,000 members across 151 countries. The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps to define and support the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at www.iapp.org.