Justin Antonipillai




Founder and CEO of WireWheel, Justin Antonipillai is a recognized expert on data privacy. Throughout his career in both the private and public sector, he has been a driving force behind improving data protection and transparency for consumers. 

As Acting Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the US Department of Commerce, Justin led numerous privacy efforts for the Obama Administration, including establishing the EU-US Privacy Shield with Europe and working with European regulators on the EU General Data Protection Regulation. In addition, Justin led a number of other domestic and international efforts on the issues of cybersecurity, encryption, privacy and data protection, signals intelligence reform, and other US privacy law issues as well as a wide range of economic issues, including tax and data policy. In recognition of his work, Justin received the National Intelligence Medallion.

Prior to this role, Justin led the Economics and Statistics Administration, which includes the Office of the Chief Economist, the Census Bureau, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Before joining the Obama Administration, Justin was a partner in the private equity practice of Arnold & Porter LLP.

He holds degrees from Cornell University and American University Washington College of Law. 
He lives in Arlington, VA with his wife and children.


Contributions by Justin Antonipillai

  • Comparing CCPA's VCR and GDPR's DSAR: How to Stand Up a Program and Portal
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • 'USDPR': Could It Happen Here?
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
  • Privacy as a Movement: A Conversation on Privacy Shield, GDPR and CCPA
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Privacy by Design: How We Cracked It
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018