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Hilary M. Wandall

TRUSTe
General Counsel & Chief Data Governance Officer
San Francisco, CA, USA


Hilary Wandall is General Counsel and Chief Data Governance Officer of TRUSTe.  She oversees all legal, regulatory and policy matters and manages TRUSTe’s Policy and Data Governance and International Regulatory Affairs teams.  She also serves as Corporate Secretary of TRUSTe.  Hilary joined TRUSTe in 2016 after 22 years at the global pharmaceutical company, Merck, where she most recently was AVP, Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer.  Hilary led the global privacy program at Merck since 2004 and the global compliance program for the Merck Animal Health business since 2013.  During her tenure at Merck, Hilary also held positions as corporate attorney, marketing promotion manager and biomedical research scientist.

Hilary is actively engaged in efforts to support the development of the privacy profession, to drive interoperability across privacy and data protection regimes around the world, and to scale and integrate privacy and data governance through technology.  She recently has co-authored multiple articles on cross-jurisdictional privacy interoperability.  She has been involved in various organizations across the privacy and legal communities, including the Executive Committee of the IAPP Board of Directors and 2016 IAPP Board Chairman, Chair of the Board of the International Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortium, member of the OECD Privacy Experts Working Group, Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the International Accountability Foundation, Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum, Steering Committee of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership, Privacy and Security Advisory Council Member of the Kavli HUMAN Project, and the Advisory Boards of the Temple Law Center for Compliance and Ethics.

Hilary received her law degree and MBA from Temple University, Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania, and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Moravian College. She holds the CIPP/US, CIPP/EU and CIPM certifications. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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