northrop grumman

Corporate Privacy Executive

John Kropf is the Corporate Privacy Executive for Northrop Grumman Corporation. Previously, Kropf worked as deputy chief counsel for privacy and information governance for Reed Elsevier (now RELX).  Kropf also served 23 years in the federal government in legal and policy roles. His last position was the Deputy Chief Privacy officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as a career member of the Senior Executive Service. He started his government service through the Department of Justice Honors Program as an attorney advisor. He later served as an attorney advisor for the Department of State as well as Country Director for USAID in Turkmenistan. He has written extensively on global privacy issues including A Guide to U.S. Government Practice on Global Information Sharing, (3rd Ed.). He earned his law degree and master’s degree in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and his undergraduate degree from Denison University. He teaches Privacy law at American University Washington College of Law and is a member of International Association of Privacy Professionals with CIPP/US, CIPP/G and CIPP/E privacy certifications.


Contributions by John Kropf

  • Yes, Employees Have Privacy Expectations Too
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • A brief history of Data Privacy Day
    The Privacy Advisor
  • Member of Executive Committee 2019 - 2019