Vivek Narayanadas, CIPP/E, CIPP/US



Associate General Counsel, DPO

Vivek Narayanadas serves as Shopify's Associate General Counsel and Data Protection Officer, where he leads the company's privacy, data protection, and intellectual property teams. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that Shopify complies with, and that its merchants are able to comply with, the complex set of global privacy and data protection laws that may apply to their business. Before joining Shopify, he served as Senior Counsel and Data Protection Officer at Rubicon Project, a technology platform in the advertising space. Before moving in-house, Vivek was a litigator in private practice for many years, where he focused on appellate and complex class action matters relating to issues of privacy and constitutional law.


Contributions by Vivek Narayanadas

  • The Inside Scoop for Outside Counsel: Insights from Corporate Privacy Leaders
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2021
  • Building Ethical Decision Making into Legal Advice on Data Protection
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • CCPA Final Regulations
    Speaker at Virtual San Diego KnowledgeNet: June 25, 2020
  • Building Ethical Decision Making into Legal Advice on Data Protection
    Web Conference Speaker
  • A Theory of Everything: Is Harmonization of Privacy Laws Even Possible?
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
  • ‘Full Funnel’: Advanced Advertising and Marketing Technology Explained
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
  • Canadian Privacy Bar Section Forum
    Forum Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2019
  • Member of Publications Advisory Board 2019 - 2020
  • Compliance and Marketing Collaboration: A Winning Approach In the GDPR Era
    Web Conference Speaker
  • Artificial Intelligence: Benefits and Harms of Always-Listening and Always-On
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • Getting on the Same Page: How to Align Privacy Needs with Business Objectives
    Web Conference Speaker
  • Ask the DPO, June 2017
    Web Conference Speaker
  • Who's the DPO and How Can We Clone Them?
    Speaker at Practical Privacy Series 2016