Barbara Lawler, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP



COO and Sr. Strategist

Barbara Lawler is the COO and Sr. Strategist for the Information Accountability Foundation. Most recently she was VP, Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer at Looker Data Sciences, acquired by Google Cloud, where she led strategy, policy and operational practices for the cloud-first data platform. Before Looker, she was the Chief Privacy Officer of Intuit (2006-2017) and Hewlett Packard (2002-2006, pre-split), where she led practical and customer-savvy approaches to privacy, implementation of privacy by design, and ethical data innovation strategies. 

She is a globally recognized privacy leader and speaker, who has an extensive track record in shaping the thinking of U.S. and global policymakers on data policy issues through direct interaction with regulators and policymakers, including delivering formal testimony to both the U.S. House and Senate (twice), IRS, FTC and California State Attorney General’s Office. She holds a CIPM and CIPP/US from the IAPP, and is a graduate of San Jose State University (Business/Advertising). Barb has been Chair of the Ponemon Institute RIM Council and is a Senior Ponemon Fellow. She is a member of the Internet Ethics advisory board to the Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. A California Bay Area native, she splits her time between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz.


Contributions by Barbara Lawler