Marc Groman


Groman Consulting

Principal Consultant

Marc Groman is an internationally recognized expert in privacy and technology policy, particularly in the areas of consumer privacy, information governance, risk analysis, and data breach response. In 2015, Mr. Groman was appointed Senior Advisor for Privacy in the White House Office of Management and Budget, where he had government-wide responsibility for privacy policy. During that time he also served as the Chairman of the Federal Privacy Council established by President Obama and as the privacy lead on the President’s Cyber Security National Action Plan. He received the 2017 IAPP Leadership Award for the Obama Administration’s groundbreaking privacy initiatives.


Since leaving the White House in January 2017, Mr. Groman has been advising senior leaders in business and government on mission-critical policy, risk management, and technology issues. Before the Obama Administration, he served in numerous leadership positions including President and CEO of the Network Advertising Initiative, Chief Privacy Officer of the Federal Trade Commission, Privacy Counsel to the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives, and Counsel to the Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. Mr. Groman has worked on some of the largest and most high profile data breaches in history, leading the response and helping to mitigate risk. He currently serves on numerous boards and advisory councils and is a frequent speaker on issues relating to privacy, technology, and innovation. 



Contributions by Marc Groman

  • DNT, GPC and Privacy Sandbox: Applying Technical Standards to Privacy Problems
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2021
  • Privacy Under the Biden Administration
    Speaker at Virtual Central Florida and Jacksonville KnowledgeNet: March 9, 2021
  • Privacy 2021: What could the Biden administration and a democratic congress bring?
    Speaker at Virtual Boston and South Florida KnowledgeNet: January 28, 2021
  • Are the Kids All Right? Digital Media & Emerging Tech Impacting Today’s Teens
    Forum Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019