John Bowman, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP



AI Ethics Client Engagement Lead

John Bowman, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP joined IBM’s Chief Privacy Office in October 2022 with a primary mission to deliver client success and drive growth in IBM, including advising on enhancements to support regulatory compliance, helping to create a deployment framework, and commercialization of select CPO assets. Previously, John was a Senior Principal in Promontory, a Business Unit of IBM Consulting, having joined the company in 2014. John’s client engagements included managing privacy change programs, preparing applications for Binding Corporate Rules, helping organizations prepare for regulatory audits, and advising on issues of risk, compliance, and public policy.

Prior to joining Promontory, John worked at the UK Ministry of Justice where he was Head of EU and International Data Protection Policy. In this role, he served as the UK government’s lead negotiator on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). John served on the IAPP European Advisory Board 2019-2020 and has over 25 articles published on privacy-related topics. He is also a regular speaker on the international privacy conference circuit having spoken on AI Governance, GDPR compliance, global data transfers, digital ethics, Brexit and building an effective privacy program.


Contributions by John Bowman