Hilary Wandall, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP



General Counsel and Chief Data Governance Officer

Hilary Wandall is General Counsel and Chief Data Governance Officer of TRUSTe. She oversees all legal, regulatory and policy matters and manages TRUSTe’s Policy and Data Governance and International Regulatory Affairs teams. Wandall joined TRUSTe in 2016 after 22 years at the global pharmaceutical company, Merck, where she most recently was AVP, Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer. Wandall led the global privacy program at Merck since 2004, including its efforts to become the second company in the world to achieve APEC CBPR certification, the first company to achieve CBPR certification of its entire privacy program, and the first company to achieve EU BCRs based on its APEC CBPR certification. During her tenure at Merck, Wandall also held positions as a corporate attorney, compliance officer, marketing promotion manager and biomedical research scientist.

Wandall is actively engaged in efforts to support the development of the privacy profession, to drive interoperability across privacy and data protection regimes around the world, and to scale and integrate privacy and data governance through technology. She has been involved in various organizations across the privacy community, such as the IAPP Board of Directors, the International Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortium, the OECD Privacy Experts Working Group, the International Accountability Foundation, the Future of Privacy Forum and the Centre for Information Policy Leadership.

Wandall received her law degree and MBA from Temple University, Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania, and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Moravian College. She holds the CIPP/US, CIPP/EU and CIPM certifications. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Wandall resides with her family in Pennsylvania


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