Noriswadi Ismail, CIPP/A


Noris Ismail Consulting, Strategy & Policy

Global Data Privacy, Governance and Security Leader

Noriswadi Ismail (Noris Ismail), is diversity, equity and inclusion champion, an author, thought leader and experienced consulting practitioner in global data protection and privacy, data governance, data ethics, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies' risks. Noris is the Founder & Executive Leader of Noris Ismail Consulting, Strategy & Policy, based in London, United Kingdom, and of Counsel, ICT Legal Consulting International B.V., globally headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

He was a former IAPP Inaugural Asia Advisory Board member (2015-2017) and led Ernst & Young (EY) UK LLP GDPR Consulting Practice. He has written and edited 2 books; Beyond Data Protection, Strategic Case Studies and Practical Guidance (Springer, 2013)Understanding Personal Data Protection Law (LexisNexis, 2013), contributed as one of the Subject Matter Experts in 2 leading Blue Papers: Global Data Transfer (Gold Rush Publishing, 2019) and Data Breach Accountability Framework (Gold Rush Publishing, 2021)

Noris holds LLB (Hons), International Islamic University Malaysia, LLM in Information Technology & Telecommunications Laws, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (as a Chevening Scholar), Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (PC.dp) and Certified Oxford Scenario Planning, Oxford Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.  Noris was a Fulbright Professional Exchange Fellow at Fordham and George Washington Law Schools, United States of America. 


Contributions by Noriswadi Ismail

  • Member of Diversity in Privacy Section Advisory Board 2024 - 2025
  • Data discovery and records of processing activities (RoPA) - The why, what, how, when, and who
    Speaker at Virtual UAE and ACC KnowledgeNet: 27 April 2022
  • Operationalising Privacy, Security and Governance: Aligning with Allies?
    Moderator at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2022
  • Member of European Advisory Board 2022 - 2023
  • Harnessing Privacy, Security and Transparency to Enable Data Innovation
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019