Farah Zaman, CIPP/US


Farah Zaman is General Counsel of the NAI, non-profit organization that is the leading self-regulatory association dedicated to responsible data collection and its use for digital advertising. 


Zaman formerly served as the Chief Privacy Officer at Meredith Corporation, responsible for leading Meredith’s privacy and first-party data strategy and establishing its first privacy office to address compliance, education and product development. Previously, Zaman served as Senior Global Data Privacy Counsel for Colgate Palmolive, where she led the global data privacy program addressing employee privacy and supporting business including the development of IoT devices and direct to consumer initiatives. Zaman had previously served as Senior Counsel of Privacy for Nielsen’s global privacy program. Zaman began her career in New York City government, serving as a post-graduate legal fellow in the Mayor's Office for International Affairs and subsequently as an Agency Attorney in the Office of Data Privacy for the Department of Social Services.


Zaman's passion for data privacy extends to her volunteerism. She serves on the advisory boards of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Women Leading Privacy and Diversity in Privacy Boards, the Future of Privacy Forum, and start-up Safe Porter. She is also on the advisory board for The Resolution Project, an organization that aims to develop socially responsible young leaders and serves as a member of CHIEF, a private network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders.


Zaman serves as a member of the Carnegie Mellon Board of Advisers for the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and is an adjunct faculty member of Albany Law School.

She earned a B.S. in decision science and international relations from Carnegie Mellon University and received a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.


Contributions by Farah Zaman

  • Member of Education Advisory Board 2024 - 2025
  • The Importance of Diversity in the Privacy Office: A U.S. Perspective
    The Importance of Diversity in the Privacy Office: A U.S. Perspective
  • Innovations in the Health Data Marketplace: Protecting Patients & Privacy
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2022
  • How the Role of the CPO and CISO Has Evolved to Meet Privacy Obligations
    Web Conference Speaker
  • Member of Diversity in Privacy Section Advisory Board 2021 - 2024
  • Identity: What does it mean and how is it changing?
    Speaker at Virtual New York KnowledgeNet: April 7, 2021
  • Member of Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board 2021 - 2022
  • Privacy By Design
    Speaker at Virtual New York KnowledgeNet: May 18, 2020
  • To Stay or Not To Stay: DPOs in high demand
    Speaker at New York KnowledgeNet: September 16, 2019