Tanya M. Richardson, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP



Senior Counsel, Privacy and Data Security

As Senior Counsel for Privacy and Data Security at Postmates, Tanya M. Richardson guides the company’s privacy and security strategy and advises on the development, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive privacy and security programs. 

Ms. Richardson previously served as Vice President and General Counsel at a global cybersecurity firm where she led the company’s privacy, compliance and regulatory activities. In her prior role, she served as a Legal Director at Kite Pharma, now a Gilead company, helping build and manage the Legal function, designing the compliance and privacy programs, and advancing worldwide regulatory initiatives.

Ms. Richardson takes an active role as a privacy and security advocate. She is a member of the Education Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the Privacy Bar, Privacy Engineering, and Women Leading Privacy Sections. Ms. Richardson also serves as a volunteer for organizations promoting the advancement of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, including Nashville-based nonprofit Play Like a Girl.

She is a designated IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), maintains CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/C, CIPM, and CIPT IAPP certifications, and is an ISACA Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).

Ms. Richardson is based in San Francisco, California. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Northern Kentucky University and cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law.


Contributions by Tanya M. Richardson

  • Member of Education Advisory Board 2021 - 2022
  • Careers in Privacy
    Speaker at Virtual San Francisco Bay Area & Silicon Valley KnowledgeNet: October 20, 2020