Ronald Koorn

EMEA Privacy Partner
KPMG Netherlands

Ronald Koorn is a partner with KPMG IT Advisory in The Netherlands with 23 years of experience in Privacy, IT Compliance, e-Signatures, e-Invoicing, Data Retention and Information Governance.

He serves various multinationals and public agencies with respect to Privacy Governance, Binding Corporate Rules, Safe Harbor, Privacy Implementation projects and Privacy Audits/Certification. Recently, Big Data, Privacy Impact Assessments and Privacy by Design are additional focus areas. He likes bridging the Privacy (communication) gap between Legal, Marketing, Audit, IT, Security, Compliance, HR, Operations and senior management.

He was on secondment at KPMG San Francisco/Silicon Valley for two years. He served on the Dutch Central Council of Experts on Information Security, the Board of Directors of the Dutch Engineering Society KIVI-NIRIA, TRUSTe’s Board of Advisors, Privacy & American Business and the International Security Trust & Privacy Alliance (ISTPA).

In the mid-90s, he was the project manager for the first-ever formal Privacy Audit by the Dutch DPA. The outcome has resulted in the first Privacy Enhancing Technology solution. Furthermore, he assisted the Dutch DPA by developing the Privacy Self-Assessment and Privacy Audit methods.

He completed a study for ENISA on the Privacy & Security mechanisms in Online Service Models and a study on Privacy Awareness and Privacy Controls at 300 organisations. He was editor and co-author of a book on Privacy by Design for the Dutch government and the European Union.

His motto is: if IT creates privacy problems, it should and can also be part of the solution !

drs. ing. Ronald F. Koorn RE CISA                       tel.:                          +31 (0) 30 658 2159
P.O. Box 43004                                                cell:                          +31 (0) 62 292 8127
3540 AA Utrecht                                                e-mail:           
The Netherlands