Arianne Jimenez



Head of Privacy and Data Policy, Engagement, APAC

Arianne joined Facebook in January 2018 for the newly-created role of Privacy & Public Policy Manager for the Asia Pacific, and is responsible for leading Facebook’s strategy and engagement in the region on privacy policy and data-driven innovation. In her role, she is also tasked with analyzing legislative and regulatory proposals concerning privacy, and advising on the privacy implications of new products and features in the APAC region.


She brings both an academic and industry perspective, having specialized in privacy law for her Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) degree, which she obtained from the University of California – Berkeley School of Law. Her doctoral dissertation was on Working Towards a Data Protection Soft Law Framework for the ASEAN Region. She obtained her Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the same institution, where she obtained a Certificate of Specialization in  Intellectual Property and Technology Law.  During her time in Berkeley, she was also a Graduate Tutor and Research Assistant, focusing her efforts on legal research and writing, and the US privacy law landscape.


During her legal career in the Philippines, from which she hails, she clerked for a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, worked as Legal Counsel and Data Protection Officer for a tech company, and taught law subjects at De La Salle University. She’s also published articles on intellectual property law and cyberlaw.



Contributions by Arianne Jimenez

  • Unlocking Legal Bases for Processing Personal Data in APAC: A Practical Guide
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2023
  • Data Protection Management Programme from Cybersecurity and AI Perspective
  • Re-thinking Privacy for the Metaverse
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2022
  • The Data Protection Sandbox: A Driver of Innovative Regulation
    Web Conference Speaker
  • Cross-border Transfers of Personal Data in Asia: Challenges and solutions
    Speaker at Virtual Hong Kong and Thailand KnowledgeNet: 5 August 2021
  • Privacy Implications for the Use of AI and Strategies to Mitigate Risks
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2019