Tanya Madison joined TD Bank, NA in October 2016 as its first ever Chief Privacy and Cybersecurity Counsel. With over 17 years of in-house counsel experience, Tanya's practice focuses on the lawful collection, use and sharing of personally identifiable information of clients and employees with special focus on financial services and FINTECH companies. Tanya and her colleagues focus on developing a principled and holistic approach to privacy legal analysis and engagement worldwide.
Prior to her current role, Tanya was Vice President and Chief Privacy Counsel for American Express starting in June 2014. While there, Tanya spearheaded legal analysis around issues related to TCPA, HIPAA, GLBA, CAN-SPAM, RFPA and CASL and worked closely with the teams analyzing issues around big data, ethical data usage, new product development and third party data sharing.
Prior to joining American Express, Tanya spent 18 months at eBay inc. as the Privacy Leader and Privacy Counsel for its PayPal subsidiary. There she worked closely with the product development teams on issues related to emerging technologies, mobile commerce, geolocation, ecommerce, biometrics, data aggregation and anonymization and cross-border data transfer. She also aligned with internal partners, regulators, other key stakeholders to expand and manage PayPal's privacy program in more than 193 markets worldwide. In addition she worked on privacy issues around acquisitions and investments, notably on PayPal's acquisitions of Braintree and Venmo.
Before joining eBay, Tanya was with First Data Corporation for 13 years, most recently as Vice President and Senior Counsel for Privacy, Regulatory Compliance and Technology. While at First Data, Tanya led the program to develop the company's Binding Corporate Rules and shepherded them through the approval process working closely with the U.K. ICO. She advised on cross-border data issues for North America, the European Union and Asian-Pacific regions for First Data locations in more than 50 countries. In addition, she established the company's GLBA Safeguards Program and Privacy Task Force.
Tanya holds CIPP/US and CIPT certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She received her J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law and earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Idaho in Journalism and Communications. She is a frequent speaker on privacy issues, most recently at events for the IAPP, the Rocky Mt. Intellectual Property & Technology Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform.