Barb Lawler is VP, Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer at Looker Data Sciences, based in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA. Before Looker, she was the Chief Privacy Officer of Intuit (2006-2017) and Hewlett Packard (2002-2006, pre-split), where she lead practical and customer-savvy approaches to privacy, global implementation of privacy by design, and ethical data innovation strategies.
She is a globally recognized privacy leader and speaker, who has an extensive track record in shaping the thinking of U.S. and global policymakers on data policy issues through direct interaction with regulators and policymakers, including delivering formal testimony to both the U.S. House and Senate (twice), IRS and FTC. She has spoken at the Aspen Institute TPI Forum and in a two-person dialog with EU EDPS Giovanni Buttarelli. She is a strategist for the Information Accountability Foundation, a contributing member to the FPF, and a member of the Internet Ethics advisory board to the Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Barb is Chair of the Ponemon Institute RIM Council and is a Ponemon Fellow.
Barb is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and Manager (CIPP/US, CIPM) and a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP). She is a graduate of San Jose State University, B.S. Business Management with additional studies in Advertising and Marketing Communications.
Barb is a Bay Area native living in Los Gatos, who enjoys the company of her college age kids, good food and wine, the arts, baseball, hiking and the beach. She advises the Girls+Data non-profit, which promotes coding and data analysis skills.