Michelle is a founder, well-trusted advisor and industry expert increasing awareness around data privacy policies and the tools that provide privacy protections.
Most recently, she co-founded Privatus Consulting - a firm that helps businesses accelerate the process of data privacy compliance. Prior to that, Michelle held several leadership roles, including Chief Privacy Officer, leading security and privacy initiatives focused around regulatory compliance and privacy engineering at organizations like Cisco, McAfee - Intel Security, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems.
Michelle co-authored The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto: Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value - which takes a look at the challenges and opportunities raised within the emerging "personal" information economy.
Why do you think it is important to teach and train developers in data management skills?
As the world moves on from an ad driven surveillance economy to a new person and data driven Consent Economy, our systems must be rebuilt from the foundation up with ethics and privacy engineering, there is a new Data Protocol that must be embraced and new communities formed to support it!