Emma Butler, FIP


Creative Privacy

Privacy Consultant

Emma Butler is an experienced privacy professional who runs her own consultancy - Creative Privacy. She has been working in privacy since 2005 when she joined the ICO to lead the international policy team. That role involved working with other regulators and the Article 29 Working Party, as well as advising businesses and government entities on UK, EU and international privacy legislation. After seven years there she moved to the private sector to work as a DPO. She spent four years in the privacy team at RELX Group, specifically as the DPO for both LexisNexis Legal UK and LexisNexis Risk UK, and then spent four years as DPO for Yoti, a biometric digital identity SME.

She has a degree in French, Italian and linguistics, an LLM in Information Rights Law and Practice, an ISEB data protection certificate, CIPP/E and CIPP/M and is also an IAPP Fellow in Information Privacy.


Contributions by Emma Butler

  • Privacy Governance and Accountability: Enough Theory, How Do You Actually Do It?
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2022
  • Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2020 - Cancelled
  • Variations on a GDPR Theme
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2017