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Matthew F. Fitzsimmons

Matthew F. Fitzsimmons

Cigna Corporation
Head of Privacy & Information Protection Compliance Office, Lead Privacy and Cybersecurity Counsel
Hartford, CT, USA


Matthew Fitzsimmons is the Head of Cigna’s Privacy & Information Protection Compliance Office and Lead Privacy & Cybersecurity Counsel. At Cigna, Matt is responsible for leading the privacy and information protection compliance team, handling complex privacy and information protection issues and leading the enterprise’s incident response team, leading investigations, breach notification, and incident management activities. Matt also oversees the review and implementation of privacy related legislation, the conduct environmental scans to identify external privacy issues. 

Prior to joining Cigna, Matt was an Assistant Attorney General in Connecticut, heading that Office’s Privacy and Data Security Department. In that role, Matt served as the lead attorney in the AG’s Office on all matters involving data security and privacy, including co-leading the investigation and negotiating the largest ever multistate data breach settlement with a prominent retailer. Matt also served as co-lead counsel in the first-ever state enforcement action for alleged violations of HIPAA. Throughout his time in the AG’s Office, Matt litigated an array of complex matters in state and federal court.

Matt is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at industry and continuing legal education events on the topic of data privacy and security, and has contributed to panel discussions in the United States and Canada. Recently, he was named one of Law360’s “5 Influential Privacy Regulators That You Should Know,” as well as being named to Connecticut Magazine’s 2014 “Forty under 40” and Connecticut Law Tribune’s “New Leaders in the Law.”

Matt also served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he taught oral advocacy and brief writing as part of the school’s Moot Court program.
Matthew F. Fitzsimmons is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment The Latest Insights from Privacy & Data Security Regulators - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Health Privacy Foundations - Fundamentals of Privacy Law 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Latest Insights from Privacy & Data Security Regulators - The Latest Insights from Privacy & Data Security Regulators , Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Health Privacy Foundations - Health Privacy Foundations, Thursday, December 21, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Latest Insights from Privacy & Data Security Regulators - The Latest Insights from Privacy & Data Security Regulators , Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Health Privacy Foundations - Health Privacy Foundations, Thursday, December 21, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 22, 2017, New York, NY
Fundamentals of Privacy Law 2017, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, New York, NY
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