Kenneth Cheng has over 18 years’ experience in data protection & privacy, IT audit, information security & risk management. A highly qualified, strategic thought leader with proven ability to deliver complex privacy programs and initiatives. He has a big-4 consulting background supporting a variety of clients across financial services, engineering, manufacturing, technologies, and commerce working for offices in the UK and Silicon Valley in the US. Prior to his current role he spent 8 years in a world leading payment services company, across senior management roles in Global Privacy Initiatives, Operational Risk and IT Audit supporting the company achieve recognition as “one of the most trusted companies for privacy”.
He is currently the global head of data protection at a leading manufacturing and engineering company undergoing business transformation into a technology-centric company, specialising in the "Internet of Things" (IoT) smart home products, software and solutions, with growing dependence on cloud-based technologies. He considers himself to be a privacy and data protection ‘guardian’ - passionate about driving practical organisational and technical change to manage risk, demonstrate accountability, and meet the challenging and evolving obligations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other country privacy and data protection laws around the world. He manages senior stakeholders across Europe, US, Canada, HK and China, to establish a robust data protection risk management framework and compliance program from the ground up, to embed a privacy and security positive culture, and to implement controls to safeguard personal data and protect trust.
Contributions by Kenneth Cheng
- Member of CIPT Exam Development Board 2019 - 2021
The Evolution of PIA Best Practices
Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2016