Joao Torres Barreiro, CIPP/E, CIPP/US

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Willis Towers Watson

Global CPO

Joao is Chief Privacy Officer with Willis Towers Watson based out of London. He is a member of the European Advisory Board of the IAPP and keynote speaker at universities, the UK Parliament and several privacy symposiums. Recently, Joao was awarded the 2018 Data Leader Award on Data Protection and Information Management by the Information Age  Magazine.

Joao leads the Global Privacy Office at Willis Towers Watson. The execution of a holistic but pragmatic strategy combining privacy and business needs is what drives him. Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, brokering and solutions company with more than 43,000 employees, and serving more than 140 countries.
 
Before joining Willis Towers Watson, Joao was Chief Privacy Officer and Associate Vice President of Risk and Compliance with HCL Technologies. Joao also practiced as an attorney in law firms and as legal counsel at Celgene (Switzerland), IBM (Ireland), the European Medicines Agency (London) and the Portuguese Ministry of Health (Lisbon). 

Joao is a CIPP/US and CIPP/E and has postgraduate qualifications in IP and Pharma Law.




 

 

 

 

Contributions by Joao Torres Barreiro

  • Operationalizing Privacy Tech: A Practitioner’s Perspective
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • Operationalising Privacy Tech—A Practitioner’s Perspective
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2017
  • Privacy Impact Assessments: The Full Picture - SOLD OUT
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2017
  • Privacy Impact Assessments: The Full Picture
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2016
  • Processing Today: You Take the Risk? I Take the Risk? We Take the Risk?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2016
  • Privacy Impact Assessments: The Full Picture
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2015
  • Privacy Impact Assessments: The Full Picture
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2015
  • How to Effectively Implement Privacy and Data Protection into Business Practices
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2014