Patrice Ettinger, CIPP/US




Patrice Ettinger is the Chief Privacy Officer at Pfizer, one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies with a global reach in over 125 countries.  In this role, Patrice leads Pfizer’s privacy program with responsibility for privacy and data protection strategy worldwide. Before joining Pfizer, Patrice was Chief Privacy Officer at Avon Products Inc., where she created Avon’s first global privacy program.  Prior to her role at Avon, Patrice held positions of increasing responsibility at Dow Jones & Company, including as Associate General Counsel in charge of the company’s intellectual property and privacy matters.

Patrice serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), is a member of the IAPP Educational Advisory Board and a former and founding member of the IAPP’s Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board.

In addition, Patrice is Chairperson of the International Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortium, an industry-leading organization focused on privacy best practices for the pharmaceutical industry and public policy for privacy and healthcare.  She also has been a member of the Women in the Legal Profession Committee of the New York City Bar Association since 2009, where she has chaired Leadership and Privacy subcommittees.
Patrice is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and received her JD from Fordham Law School. 


Contributions by Patrice Ettinger

  • Threading the Needle: Harmonizing Global Privacy Practices
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Benchmarking Global Readiness for the GDPR
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017
  • Who's the DPO and How Can We Clone Them?
    Speaker at Practical Privacy Series 2016
  • How Will Global Pharmaceuticals Companies Implement the GDPR?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2016
  • Is Big Brother Watching? Wearables and Other Trends in Employee Monitoring
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2015
  • Big Data, Big Potential: Privacy in Genetics Research and Analysis
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2015
  • Privacy as an Enabler: 5 Things Privacy Pros Can Do to Help Their Companies Thri
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy Academy 2014
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2011
  • Speaker at IAPP Academy 2010
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2010