Jonathan Cantor, CIPP/G, CIPP/US



Deputy Chief Privacy Officer

Jonathan Cantor is a Senior Vice President and serves as Truist Financial Corporation’s Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, where he helps develop and oversee Truist’s privacy policies and advises the nation’s 6th largest financial institution. Jonathan’s advisory portfolio spans all Truist’s businesses, from banking to insurance, and the many privacy questions they bring forth. Before joining Truist, Jonathan was a dedicated public servant for his entire professional career, mostly as a senior executive guiding and developing others in privacy. Jonathan was most recently the Deputy, and often the Acting, Chief Privacy Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, and served as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security and other DHS leaders on privacy policy, oversight, compliance, and strategy. At DHS, Jonathan developed deep experience integrating privacy protections into complex technologies and advanced analytics, data mining, facial recognition, biometrics, unmanned aircraft, and similar initiatives. Earlier in his career, Jonathan was the Chief Privacy Officer at the Department of Commerce, where he enjoyed the opportunity to help engage on the development of the Obama Administration’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and held the lead privacy role at the Social Security Administration. Jonathan is a graduate of Duke University and the George Washington University National Law Center. He is an active IAPP member, and holds a CIPP/US and CIPP/G. 


Contributions by Jonathan Cantor

  • Member of Training Advisory Board 2021 - 2022
  • Moderator at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 - Canceled
  • Embedding Privacy Into the Use of Facial Recognition to Combat Terrorism
    Moderator at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Baking It In: Privacy Governance by Design in Large Organizations
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Getting Hired for a Privacy Job in the Federal Government
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018