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Scott Shipman

Scott Shipman

Associate General Counsel
Irvine, CA, USA

Scott R. Shipman is the General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) for Sensity Systems Inc. He is responsible for the legal function, privacy and data protection, information security and physical security aspects of the company. He brings more than 16 years of legal expertise to the company.

Before Sensity, Scott spent his entire legal career at eBay Inc. as an in-house attorney. After taking eBay public in 1998, Scott helped build many of eBay’s legal functions. Most recently, he built and led the privacy practice, serving as eBay’s CPO. He managed and oversaw the privacy practices for all eBay including eBay Marketplaces, PayPal, and Skype during which time eBay received the “Most Trusted Brand For Privacy” designation from the Ponemon Institute.

Scott works with numerous Silicon Valley start-ups as a director on the board, helping them build privacy into their businesses and raise capital. He is an expert in privacy, high tech, Internet, consumer, retail, online and global ecommerce legal issues. Scott speaks frequently and testifies to regulators and government officials on privacy, data protection, and information security.

Scott earned his JD with an emphasis in High Tech Law from Santa Clara University School of Law and a BA in Environmental Conservation from University of Colorado at Boulder. Bringing his expertise and career experience to teaching, Scott is a professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, teaching Comparative Privacy Law.


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