Mary Stone Ross


MSR Strategies


Mary Stone Ross is a nationally recognized expert in consumer privacy, cybersecurity and data security. Most recently, she served as president for Californians for Consumer Privacy, a committee that put a statewide initiative on the 2018 California ballot. In that role, she co-authored the California Consumer Privacy Act, an initiative to safeguard Californians’ privacy while balancing businesses’ need to collect and use data. The initiative led to the unanimous passage by the California legislature of the California Consumer Privacy Act, the most comprehensive consumer privacy law in the United States.

Prior to her work in California, Ms. Ross served as the founder and CEO of an EdTech startup. Earlier in her career, she served in high-level government roles in security, intelligence and privacy including as counsel to the House Intelligence Committee, at the Central Intelligence Agency, and at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia and her B.A. from Yale University. 


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