Ryan Vinelli, CIPP/US


Western Union

Interim CPO

Ryan Vinelli is the interim Chief Privacy Officer at Western Union. Western Union is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of privacy best practices to enable Western Union's business while tackling the evolving regulatory landscape and Customer expectations.

Prior to joining Western Union, Ryan was Global Cyber-security Counsel for Verizon Media supporting brands including Yahoo, Aol, Tumblr, Huffington Post, Techcrunch and Engagdet. Ryan was also a Vice President handling global legal and privacy matters for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and after its acquisition at Marriott Hotels International. Ryan began his legal career in data protection as privacy counsel for General Electric.

Ryan is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science from Tufts University. Ryan is licensed to practice law in multiple states and is a registered Patent attorney.


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