Ed Britan



VP, Associate GC, Head of Global Privacy

Ed is a privacy, policy, and technology industry veteran, having served in various leadership roles throughout his career. 

Ed leads Salesforce’s Global Privacy Team, focusing on cutting-edge privacy and data protection regulatory and legislative matters on behalf of Salesforce and its customers.  

Previously, Ed served in leadership roles at Microsoft, on both the privacy and government affairs teams, providing extensive advice and counsel on GDPR, CCPA, CPRA and comprehensive data protection laws and data sovereignty measures that have been proposed and/or implemented around the world, including in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Canada, Kenya, and many other jurisdictions.  

Prior to joining Microsoft in 2014, Ed worked as an attorney in the Washington D.C. office of Alston & Bird, on a team that included former Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Tom Daschle, where he covered privacy and a range of legislative and public policy issues.


Contributions by Ed Britan

  • Prioritizing Privacy to Bolster Trust in Innovation
    Prioritizing Privacy to Bolster Trust in Innovation
  • A View From the Top: Building the Privacy Governance Program Your Company Needs
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023
  • Building a Data Ethics Program to Enable Trusted Data Practices
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2021