Privacy by Design creator Cavoukian, among the greatest minds in privacy, serving on OneTrust Advisory Board

Ann Cavoukian, Jules Polonestsky, and Louise Thorpe committed to advancing OneTrust’s platform for data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design

ATLANTA, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — OneTrust, the leading software platform designed to operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design, announces the appointment of three new executives who will serve on its advisory board.

Joining the board are Ann Cavoukian, Jules Polonetsky, and Louise Thorpe.

“We are thrilled to have Ann, Jules, and Louise join the OneTrust team in an advisory capacity,” said OneTrust CEO Kabir Barday, CIPM, CIPP/US, CIPT. “Their combined experience and knowledge will enhance our services with the right legal, practitioner, and regulatory input globally to solve the real-world privacy issues of today as well as prepare for the privacy challenges of tomorrow. Their participation validates the innovation we’ve delivered to date, and the value of our tools for organizations globally.”

Ann Cavoukian

Cavoukian served as the Privacy Commissioner of Ontario for three terms beginning in 1997. In 2014, she began her tenure at Ryerson University as the executive director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute, and is well known for her development of the internationally implemented Privacy by Design system that has been translated into 38 languages.
“With the increased importance of demonstrating Privacy by Design globally, organizations are in need of both the tools and expertise to help them operationalize and implementing Privacy by Design in practice,” Cavoukian said. “I’m pleased to work with OneTrust in advancing this mission and driving Privacy by Design principles through technology.”

Jules Polonestsky

Polonetsky worked as CPO for both DoubleClick and AOL, and was a commissioner for Consumer Affairs for the City of New Yorkbefore joining the Washington-based Future of Privacy Forum in 2008.

“My experience as a practitioner, as well as working through the most challenging privacy topics across the Future of Privacy Forum, has helped me to understand the value of automated tools to help privacy professionals operationalize their job in order to spend more time understanding complex problems,” said Polonetsky. “Working with an industry leader like OneTrust to make those tools available to professionals across levels of program maturity is an excellent opportunity to advance the privacy industry.”

Louise Thorpe

Louise Thorpe worked with Vodafone for five years, serving as both a policy and compliance officer, U.K. privacy officer, and global privacy officer, until 2012. Since then, she has worked at American Express as the Chief Privacy Officer for the European, Middle Eastern, African, Latin American, and Asia-Pacific regions, and now serves as the Global Head of Privacy and Information Security Oversight.
“In a globally regulated financial organization, compliance tools are commonly used across different parts of the organization, and as privacy starts to become an increasingly important area of compliance, it’s critical that the toolkit evolves with it,” said Thorpe. “I’m pleased to be joining the OneTrust Advisory Board and to bring this integrated perspective to the OneTrust platform.”

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OneTrust, the leading software platform for privacy professionals, is designed to operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. Our web-based console helps automate privacy impact assessments and data mapping, identify privacy risks, and enforce risk management and control activities in an integrated and agile approach. The result is the ability to demonstrate accountability and compliance with EU’s data protection requirements (GDPR, BCR, Privacy Shield), and globally across privacy jurisdictions and frameworks. OneTrust is headquartered in Atlanta with an international presence, and can be found online at