Colin O'Malley


Lucid Privacy Group


Colin is a veteran privacy technologist and entrepreneur, currently serving as Founder and Principal of The Lucid Privacy Group. Lucid provides strategic guidance and operational support for rapidly scaling technology companies. Colin has served as CPO and DPO for multiple companies through the firm. Colin was a Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Ghostery/Evidon, where he led product strategy and global policy throughout its formative years, including the scaling of the Ghostery browser extension and the first independent AdChoices technologies. Colin also founded the news highlighting service,, a 'too long didn’t read' for the internet.


Contributions by Colin O'Malley

  • The Regulation of Online and Mobile Tracking and Targeting Globally in 2022
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2022
  • Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2020 - Canceled
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 - Canceled
  • ‘Full Funnel’: Advanced Advertising and Marketing Technology Explained
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
  • Adtech Data Basics: How the Internet Works via Ad Serving IBA/OCA & User Choice
    Moderator at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
  • GDPR, e-Privacy and Adtech: 50 Million Reasons to Pay Close Attention to Cookies
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019
  • Keep Calm and Cookie On? The Future of Targeting Under GDPR and ePrivacy Law
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018