Brendon Lynch, CIPP/US


Airbnb, Inc.

Chief Privacy Officer

Brendon Lynch is the Chief Privacy Officer of Microsoft Corporation, where he has global responsibility for Microsoft’s privacy governance program, including creating and implementing privacy policy across the company, influencing the creation of privacy and data protection technologies for customers and overseeing communication and engagement with external stakeholders.  The company’s privacy program has, for more than a decade, been focused on enabling innovation while building and maintaining customer trust through responsible data collection and use practices.

Before joining Microsoft in 2004, Brendon led the privacy and risk solutions business at software maker, Watchfire (now part of IBM). Prior to entering the software industry, Brendon spent nine years in Europe and North America with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he provided privacy and risk management consulting services.  
Brendon is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and holds a business degree from the University of Waikato, in his home country of New Zealand. Brendon was the 2017 recipient of the prestigious IAPP Privacy Vanguard Award, which recognizes a privacy professional who show exceptional leadership, knowledge and creativity in the field of privacy and data protection, whether through spearheading projects or programs that positively impact the profession or through achievements over the course of an entire tenure or career.

Brendon recently served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) the world’s largest association of privacy professionals globally. 


Contributions by Brendon Lynch

  • Privacy Shield at Age 2
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • Looking Beyond the GDPR: What Is the Future of Privacy?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • Who's the DPO and How Can We Clone Them?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2016
  • International Data Transfers After the Privacy Shield: Let Me Count the Ways
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2016
  • Meeting the Challenges of Privacy, Security and Compliance in the Cloud
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016
  • How Microsoft is supporting Privacy Professionals
    Privacy Perspectives
  • What’s the Risk? Techniques for Managing Privacy Risk across Your Organization
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2015
  • Student Privacy Developments and What They Can Teach Us about the Big Data World
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2015
  • Privacy Professionals Needed in NIST Framework Process
    Privacy Perspectives