Rita Heimes, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM



General Counsel & Data Protection Officer

(603) 427-9212

Rita Heimes is the IAPP’s General Counsel and privacy officer/DPO. Prior to joining the IAPP as its first Research Director in 2015, Rita was a law professor and academic dean at the University of Maine School of Law, where she directed the Center for Law + Innovation and developed the nation’s first Privacy Pathways program. She also worked in private practice with law firms in Seattle, Boulder and Portland, ME. She has a BA in Journalism from the University of Iowa and a JD from Drake University School of Law. 


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