Barbara Sondag, CIPP/E, CIPM




Barbara Sondag is a Senior Privacy Advisor in Fenwick & West’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice.

Barbara is a privacy industry leader and attorney with over 16 years of experience in privacy and data protection. She brings a wealth of expertise in European and U.S. law and is recognized for her innovative and pragmatic approaches to complex privacy issues in the global market. Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Barbara served as SVP, Head of Privacy at OneMarket (formerly Westfield Retail Solutions), responsible for building a privacy risk management and compliance framework for the company’s innovative digital and physical commerce experiences in the US and EU. Within 12 months, she quickly built out a program and supporting privacy team to address GDPR compliance requirements and build Privacy by Design throughout the organization.

Previously Barbara was responsible for privacy across the eBay North America businesses, including and StubHub. She led their marketing compliance program, privacy training and development program, as well as a multi-stakeholder global data mapping effort. Prior to her North America stint, Barbara spent 12 years in the Netherlands, where she became an expert in data protection and built a privacy program from the ground up for 30+ eBay Classifieds Group websites.

Barbara earned a B.A. in French and International Relations from Lake Forest College, a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and an LL.M. in Law and Economics at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Barbara is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E, CIPM) and is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois.



Contributions by Barbara Sondag

  • Demystifying the DSR Process: Handling Difficult Data Subject Rights Requests
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
  • Demystifying the DSR Process: Handling Difficult Data Subject Rights Requests
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Global Technological and Legal Effects of De-Identification and Anonymization
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2017