Mark Thompson
Director of Research and Insight, IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals

Mark Thompson

Mark is Director of Research and Insights at International Association of Privacy Professionals. In this role, Mark is focused on providing, relevant, strategic and pragmatic research and insights to the privacy community. 

Prior to joining the IAPP, Mark was the Global Lead for KPMG’s Privacy Advisory Practice, which specializes in providing privacy-related support to global clients and the UK Cyber Risk and Regulation Lead.

Mark has supported 100+ global organizations on their privacy journeys. This has ranged from small start-up based organizations which needed pragmatic and flexible structures to support innovation and business growth to a large selection of global 100 organizations, processing hundreds of millions of customer records which operations across 80+ countries.

Mark has served on a range of industry and adviser committees and has regular interactions with privacy regulators and at the most senior levels of clients (e.g. Global Boards / NEDs) in relation to their Cyber and Privacy challenges.

Mark has direct experience in multiple sectors including, Retail, Telecommunications, Media, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Clinical Research, Biotechnology, Telecommunications, Media, Utilities, Government, Health Services, Manufacturing, Travel Services, Public Transport, Aviation and Financial Services.

Mark’s professional qualifications include, BA (Hons) Business Studies, MSc in Information Security, CIPP/E, CIPT, CIPM, Fellow of Information Privacy, Achieved Prince 2 Practitioner, TOGAF 8 Certified, ITIL Certified.

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