Promontory Financial Group


Tom specializes in global privacy regulations and information governance risk management. He has over 15 years of experience developing and leading privacy programs for multinational financial services and technology organizations. He has managed privacy and information governance challenges from across the globe including GDPR readiness and remediation programs; strategic privacy program development, and advising organizations on privacy strategy and management. 

Before Joining Promontory Tom spent five years leading Silicon Valley Bank’s privacy and information-governance program establishing a global privacy office to meet the requirements of a multijurisdictional bank operating in the U.S., EU, China, Hong Kong, Israel, and Canada. This included privacy strategy, program development, international data transfers, requirements for personal information management, and the monitoring of privacy compliance. Prior to joining SVB, Tom led the privacy program for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and the Americas for Western Union, dealing with the complexities of privacy controls for a global banking and payments organization.

Tom is a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) and holds a CIPP/US, CIPP/EU and CIPM certifications.


Contributions by Tom Widgery

  • GDPR Implementation and Early Enforcement
    Speaker at San Francisco Bay Area KnowledgeNet: October 16, 2018
  • Member of Publications Advisory Board 2018 - 2019