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Kristy Sawyer

Senior Privacy Consultant

Florida, USA

Kristy is responsible for creating and operationalizing Privacy Programs across several industries. She develops and implements data protection and privacy policies in accordance with local government laws and best practices. She advises her clients on how to identify and manage privacy and information security risks across the enterprise. With 10+ years of Privacy experience, Kristy brings broad global legal expertise to her clients. Notably, her partnerships include consulting with clients to create a global initiative focused on standardizing a scalable privacy program that conforms with cross-jurisdictional legislation and mitigates the risk of a data breach.

Prior to joining TrustArc, Kristy worked for the for the Department of Homeland Security where she served many roles, lastly as a Verification and Biometrics Division Privacy Officer. In that position, she managed all Privacy Office functions, including developing privacy policies, conducting initial and periodic privacy risk assessments, responding to data incidents and developing privacy policies and procedures. She played a critical role in the negotiation and development of information sharing arrangements with domestic and foreign partners ensuring compliance with domestic and foreign laws. This innovative practice set a new standard for the industry.

Kristy’s clients span industries and sectors, including, Accounting, Entertainment, Web Publishing, Customer Relationship Management, Technology and Artificial Intelligence. She is a recognized thought leader in her field and within the privacy community.

Kristy has a JD from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from George Washington University. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/CIPT) and is licensed to practice law in Virginia and Ohio.

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