Benjamin Westwood, CIPP/A, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP


IHS Markit

Associate Director, Privacy & Data Protection

Ben Westwood is the Associate Director of Privacy & Data Protection at IHS Markit. Ben’s role at IHS Markit includes oversight of global privacy compliance, management of the privacy framework, supervision of regulatory programs, such as GDPR and CCPA, whilst developing and improving employee awareness and engagement across the whole business.


Ben is a regular speaker at European privacy conferences, coving topics that he is passionate about, such as improving the culture of privacy compliance through employee engagement, whilst driving continuous improvement within privacy programs by using privacy and security metrics. 


Prior to joining IHS Markit, Ben spent 12 months as the Senior Privacy Manager and UK Data Protection Officer for eBay UK, which included responsibility for and StubHub UK. Before moving to eBay, Ben has held Data Protection Officer roles at several UK financial services organisations, such as Domestic & General, Vitality, and Legal & General.  


Ben is a IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) who holds several IAPP certifications – CIPP/E, CIPP/US and CIPM. Ben also holds the (ISC)² CISSP certification for Information Security.   



Contributions by Benjamin Westwood

  • Member of Training Advisory Board 2019 - 2020