Denise Farnsworth, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, PLS


Inspire! Privacy and Security


Denise is currently the Deputy Data Protection Officer for Facebook, Instagram, Oculus and WhatsApp. She located in Dublin, Ireland and is an IAPP Privacy Law Specialist with her CIPP/E, CIPP/US and CIPM certifications.
Her previous roles include leading the global privacy department as Chief Privacy Officer, Senior Corporate Counsel for Jazz Pharmaceuticals in Palo Alto, California. Senior Director, Global Privacy Officer, Lead Privacy Counsel for NetSuite and Head of Legal, Data Privacy and Compliance Officer for Microsoft Ireland where she provided support for Microsoft’s European Development Centre, Irish Subsidiary, Data Centre and Microsoft's Operations Center for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She is skilled in government affairs, regulatory compliance, strategy development, operations, litigation, mediation, product and business development, partner management, and transactions with a focus on privacy, information security, international business, technology and intellectual property.

Denise is an active member of the Washington State Bar Association (2005 – Present). She was a Charter Member of the Ireland Chamber of Commerce General Counsel Forum (2013 – 2016), Board Member of the Society for Computers and Law Irish Chapter (2013 – 2016), Committee Member for the Data Working Group of the Department of the Taoiseach (2105 – 2016), Chair of the Data Privacy and Security Group for IBEC/ICT Ireland (2015 – 2016), Cultural Diversity Lead for Microsoft Ireland (2013 – 2014) and regular guest lecturer and speaker at multiple venues (2009 - present).



Contributions by Denise Farnsworth

  • Privacy Tech Vendor Showcase
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2017