Contributor: Brendon Lynch, CIPP/US

Brendon Lynch is the chief privacy officer of Microsoft Corporation, where he has responsibilities for all aspects of Microsoft’s privacy approach, including privacy policy creation and implementation across the company, influencing the creation of privacy and data protection technologies for customers and overseeing communication and engagement with external stakeholders.

Before joining Microsoft, Lynch led the privacy and risk solutions business at software maker Watchfire. Prior to entering the software industry in 2002, Lynch spent nine years in Europe and North America with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he provided consulting services in relation to privacy and risk management.

Lynch serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and holds a business degree from the University of Waikato, in his home country of New Zealand.