Jay Cline, CIPP/US



Global Privacy Leader

Jay is a principal with PwC’s Assurance services. He has over 20 years of experience and is a nationally recognized thought leader in the privacy profession. He brings a uniquely practical perspective to his multinational clients to create innovative programs and drive systemic change leading cross-functional teams. He has deep knowledge of law, technology, and business, and specializes in all major privacy legislation and information security standards. In his work, Jay has helped private and public sector clients comply with data privacy and security regulations across nearly every sector. 


Jay is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, has held leadership positions in the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and frequent contributor to leading industry publications. He was also the winner of the 2005 Barbara Wellbery Memorial Award for his proposal for an international Safe Harbor agreement and the 2010 HIPAA Privacy Innovation Award for his Privacy Maturity Model. Jay’s work has appeared in several business publications, and he is a regular speaker on information risk management where he is known for a quantitative emphasis.



Contributions by Jay Cline

  • Know Before You Go: Which privacy laws may apply to your operations in the U.S. and Canada
    Speaker at Virtual New Jersey and Ottawa KnowledgeNet: October 20, 2022
  • One Year of China’s PIPL — Key Developments and Major Impacts for Businesses
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2022
  • What is ESG: What data privacy practitioners need to know and why
    Speaker at Virtual Charlotte KnowledgeNet: September 29, 2022
  • Operationalizing Schrems and PIPL Data Transfer Assessments
    Speaker at Virtual Charlotte KnowledgeNet: December 9, 2021
  • Web Conference Speaker
  • COVID-19: Employment Privacy and Security Issues
    Speaker at Virtual Charlotte KnowledgeNet: April 1, 2020
  • Why companies are now prioritizing privacy for their consumers
    Privacy Perspectives