Merri Beth Lavagnino, CIPP/US, CIPP/IT

Chief Privacy Officer and Compliance Coordinator
Indiana University

Merri Beth Lavagnino is chief privacy officer and compliance coordinator for Indiana University. In this role, she is charged with overseeing university compliance, privacy and risk (UCPR). Lavagnino provides executive leadership and expert oversight for management of high-level strategies, plans, policies and processes for:

  • Legal and policy-compliant deployment and use of technology and information systems
  • Handling and protection of institutional and personal data
  • Principles-based institutional and personal privacy aspects of university administration and academic operations
  • Effective identification, assignment and tracking of university statutory and other obligations across the gamut of  administrative and academic areas
  • Comprehensive processes designed to gauge the level and types of vulnerabilities inherent in various operations, and to determine whether potential negative impact is understood and accepted or appropriately addressed

Lavagnino holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Information Technology (CIPP/IT) credentials. Her full bio is available at

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