Merel Haalebos - Schwaanhuyser, CIPP/A, CIPP/E, CIPM



Senior Compliance and Ethics Counsel, Global Data Privacy

Merel currently works as Senior Legal Counsel, Ethics and Compliance (Data Privacy) at Accenture and is based in Switzerland. Merel supports the Accenture global data privacy program, with responsibility for ensuring Accenture's enterprise compliance with data privacy requirements globally. Prior to moving to Switzerland, Merel was working for Accenture in Singapore as the data privacy APAC lead. Merel received her LL.M from the University of Amsterdam after which she worked in private practice and in-house in the oil & gas, education and commercial sector with a specific focus on data privacy and employment law matters. Her past roles have given her significant experience as a data privacy professional focusing on HR data, health data, analytics, data incident management, international data transfers, binding corporate rules, training and subject access requests both in Europe and APAC. 

Merel is a Certified Information Privacy Professional with the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and sits on the IAPP Asia Advisory Board. 


Contributions by Merel Haalebos - Schwaanhuyser

  • Privacy and Data Protection Law Forum - SOLD OUT
    Forum Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • How Privacy & Data Protection are Impacted by Competition Considerations
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019
  • APEC-EU Work on Certifications: Using CBPRs to Facilitate GDPR Compliance
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • What the GDPR Means for Asia
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2016
  • Member of Asia Advisory Board 2016 - 2018