Florian Thoma, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP

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Accenture

Senior Director, Global Data Privacy

Florian Thoma is Senior Director, Data Privacy with Accenture, one of the world’s leading global professional services companies, providing an unparalleled range of strategy, consulting, digital, applied intelligence, technology & operations services and solutions.



Florian leads the global Accenture data privacy program. In this role, he and his team of recognized privacy experts oversee compliance with data privacy requirements, introduce and maintain global standards and internal processes, and advise on new regulations, programs and technologies. The privacy team also provides support of complex client projects.



More recently, Florian was also tasked to build a comprehensive Data & Artificial Intelligence compliance program for Accenture, in anticipation of regulation in these areas and to support the Accenture Responsible Business and Responsible AI functions.



Florian and his team achieved and maintain full ISO 27701 certification of Accenture’s data privacy management and have developed various regulator approved sets of Binding Corporate Rules. Florian also works on the privacy impact of technology, including blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics, and cloud. He has a keen interest in related ethical issues as he believes privacy needs to be driven by values and not be reduced to legal compliance.

Before joining Accenture in early 2014, Florian served for many years as the global data protection officer of a global electronics technology conglomerate.



Complementing his Accenture role, Florian is a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and holds various other roles.

 

Contributions by Florian Thoma

  • The One and Only Intercompany Privacy Agreement?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2022
  • Enforcement & Data Subject Damage Claims: Who’s Responsible?
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: Deutschland 2022
  • Privacy Programmes: Return on Investment
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2021
  • Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2020 - Cancelled
  • Etablieren eines erfolgreichen Datenschutzprogramms: Zeit- und Teammanagement
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: Deutschland 2020 - Cancelled
  • Biometrics in the Workplace
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • Demonstrating Accountability: Certification, Codes of Conduct, BCRs
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • Datenschutz durch Technikgestaltung und datenschutzfreundliche Voreinstellungen
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: Deutschland 2019
  • Mastering Data Subject Requests
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019
  • The Future Is Now: Embedding Privacy into Next-Gen Technology
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • Die Datenschutz-Folgenabschätzung (DPIA) bewältigen: Formate und Schwäche
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: Deutschland 2018
  • The DPO's Place in the Organisation
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: Deutschland 2018
  • IoT Platforms and Privacy: A Real-Life Example
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2017