Richard Purcell


Corporate Privacy Group


Richard Purcell has been a leading voice in addressing consumer privacy and data protection challenges since the late 90's. His Corporate Privacy Group (CPG) supports information security and privacy programs through planning, developing, and implementing protocols designed to respect and protect personal information. CPG's unique 3PTGäó management model creates an assurance that the right people develop and communicate the right policies supported by the right processes and technologies. CPG also offers award-winning Web-based education and training courseware for security and privacy awareness, knowledge and skills development.

As Microsoft's original privacy officer, Richard designed, developed, implemented and oversaw one of the world's largest and most advanced privacy programs spanning Internet properties, software products, end-user support and information systems.

Richard has served as Chairman of the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee to the Department of Homeland Security and as the Executive Director of the non-profit research agency, the Privacy Projects. He has also served on the Online Access & Security Advisory Committee of the Federal Trade Commission and as Chairman of TRUSTe, the pioneering online privacy certification agency. He sits on several corporate advisory boards and regularly addresses issues of information privacy and data protection domestically and globally.


Contributions by Richard Purcell

  • Machine-to-Machine Communications: The Rise of Skynet
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy Academy 2014
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2006
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2007
  • Speaker at IAPP Practical Privacy Series D.C. 2010
  • Speaker at IAPP Academy 2004
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2004
  • Speaker at IAPP Academy 2009