Jay Cline, CIPP/US




Jay is a principal in PwC’s Data Risk & Privacy practice and coordinates PwC’s global data protection and privacy consulting team. With over 25 years of experience in consulting, in-house, and government roles and an academic background in economics, he brings a multi-disciplinary perspective to his clients. His projects have spanned all major regions, sectors, and privacy and security regulations and standards, serving a quarter of the US Fortune 500. He has personally completed or overseen dozens of program assessments, strategies, and incident responses, and hundreds of data-inventory interviews, privacy impact assessments, and third-party risk assessments. 

Jay is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, has held leadership positions in the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and is a frequent contributor to leading industry publications and major media channels where he is known for a quantitative and practical emphasis. He was the winner of the Barbara Wellbery Memorial Award for his proposal for an international Safe Harbor agreement and the IAPP-HP Privacy Innovation Award for his unique Privacy Maturity Model.


Contributions by Jay Cline

  • Mastering Privacy Impact Assessments: Achieving Comprehensive Compliance
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2024
  • Is It Magic? Can Privacy and AI Technology Truly Drive Efficiency?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2023
  • Privacy pro compensation trends 2002-2022
    Privacy Perspectives
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments: The Full Picture
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023
  • 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