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Scott D. Schafer

Vanguard Group Inc

Wayne, PA, USA


Mr. Schafer is currently Senior Counsel at The Vanguard Group, Inc., where he leads the Global Privacy and Data Protection team within the Legal & Compliance Division.  Mr. Schafer and his team advise on privacy, data security, and risk for Vanguard and its global affiliates.   Prior to joining Vanguard, Mr. Schafer was Chief of the Consumer Protection Division for the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.  Mr. Schafer led a division that investigated and prosecuted persons and entities for violations of federal and state law relating to predatory lending and foreclosure, Internet safety and security, electronic commerce, consumer privacy and data security, and data breach notification.   Mr. Schafer has been a faculty member for the American Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Practising Law Institute, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education on issues relating to consumer privacy and information security, and he has been a featured speaker on privacy issues for the International Association of Privacy Professionals and various data security consortiums.

Mr. Schafer was also in private practice for ten years with the law firms of Sullivan & Worcester LLP and Zelle Hofmann LLP where he represented clients in a wide variety of commercial civil litigation matters involving computer technology, software licensing, trademark, copyright, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and insurance coverage.

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