Rebecca Matthias, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/IT
San Francisco Bay Area, CA KnowledgeNet Chair
Senior Counsel, Data Protection and Privacy
Rebecca Matthias is the senior corporate counsel for privacy and data protection at VMware (the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, delivering solutions to over 99% of Fortune 1000 and 97% of Fortune Global 500 companies). Matthias is responsible for developing and administering VMware’s privacy program, practices and initiatives. Prior to joining VMware, she handled compliance matters, including privacy, for VeriSign, Inc. Matthias also worked for VeriSign as a product attorney, advising on marketing and product development. Before moving in-house, Matthias was a senior associate for Coudert Brothers in Kazakhstan, Russia, London and Washington, DC. At Coudert Brothers, she provided advice on international corporate transactional, IP, compliance and telecoms matters.
Matthias received her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was on the editorial board of the Virginia Journal of International Law. She earned her BA in Russian studies from the University of Virginia and was awarded Phi Beta Kappa.
Matthias has been CIPP/US certified since 2006, and has also earned the CIPP/IT and CIPP/E certifications. She regularly speaks on privacy matters, most recently at the Practicing Law Institute’s 13th Annual Privacy and Data Security Law Institute (June 2012).