Timothy Smith, CIPP/US




Tim is Unum’s Chief Privacy Officer.  He also leads Unum’s Information Governance Compliance (IGC) organization.  Unum is a global Fortune 500 insurance company.  Unum helps people gain affordable access to disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision benefits through the workplace — benefits that help them protect their families, their finances and their futures.  Unum insures approximately 36 million people and pays approximately $7 billion a year in benefits to insureds and their families.

In his 20+ years at Unum, he has held various business and leadership roles.  For the past 7 years he has been CPO and VP of IGC.  Immediately prior to leading the Privacy Office, he served as a VP of Government Affairs at Unum for 5 years.  

Tim earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the University of Maine.  In addition to a JD, he holds the professional designations of Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Associate Life and Health Claims (ALHC), Health Insurance Associate (HIA) and Managed Health Professional (MHP). 

Tim has spoken and been a guest speaker throughout the U.S., including at MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research, the University of Maine School of Law, the University of South Carolina, and the Defense Research Institute’s (“DRI”) Data Breach and Privacy Law seminar.  He has also served on the Maine Cybersecurity Cluster Board of Directors and as Chair of the Maine Guaranty Association Board of Directors.  

He lives in Portland, Maine with his wife and their two daughters.  


Contributions by Timothy Smith

  • Let Your Data Talk: Benchmarking for Operational Excellence in Incident Response
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019