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Hilary M Wandall

Hilary M Wandall

Merck & Co., Inc.
Chief Privacy Officer
Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA


Hilary Wandall is Chief Privacy Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., a global health care company that operates in more than 140 countries. She has led the Merck Privacy Office and the company's global privacy program since 2004. In this capacity, she has driven the development and global adoption of a values-based privacy program supported by management accountability and quantitative measurement of risk, effectiveness, and continuous improvement. She has broad multi-disciplinary experience in HIV research, genetic and cellular toxicology, internet marketing, corporate law, ethics and compliance, and privacy and data protection. Her career in healthcare spans 20 years, including 19 years at Merck. 

Hilary is actively engaged in a broad range of industry and pan-industry outreach and advocacy efforts to address evolving health information and privacy and data protection policy issues.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Board of Directors of the International Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortium, for which she recently served as Chair, and the Future of Privacy Forum Advisory Board. She recently served on the OECD Privacy Experts Group responsible for reviewing the 1980 OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data. She holds a B.S. in Biology from Moravian College, a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Temple University, and a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  She is a member of the 2005 inaugural class of Certified Information Privacy Professionals, and also holds the CIPP/Europe designation.    

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