Suzanne Rodway, CIPP/E


Royal Bank of Scotland

DPO, Head of Legal Operations

Suzanne is currently Head of Legal Operations and DPO for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, with responsibility for oversight of the organisation’s compliance with data privacy, bank secrecy and freedom of information laws, worldwide.
She trained with global law firm Linklaters, where after completing a number of years in the Technology, Media & Telecoms practice, moved to an in-house to advise the firm on its own privacy and information risk management issues. 
With the experience gained in this role Suzanne then undertook a secondment to Barclays as their interim head of data protection. She joined Barclays permanently in December 2006 as their Privacy Director within the Legal & Compliance team.  For the last 2 years of her role at Barclays she was also Chair of the British Banker’s Association Data Protection Advisory Panel.  Most recently Suzanne was the Chief Privacy Officer at NBCUniversal. 
She represented Privacy on the Executive Committee of the Women’s Security Society for 5 years, which aims to encourage the advancement of women working in today’s security world through the exchange of information and creation of collaborative relationships.
In 2009, under Suzanne’s leadership Barclays were awarded a Privacy Innovation award by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.


Contributions by Suzanne Rodway

  • Working with the U.K. Data Protection Act 2018
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019
  • Women Leading Privacy: Bridging the Gap—Privacy & Security Relationships
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • GDPR: Putting Theory into Practice
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2017
  • Employee Privacy: Running A Business While Respecting Rights
    Speaker at London KnowledgeNet: 1 December 2016
  • WhatsApp? Monitoring Employees in the Smartphone Age
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2016