Nuala O’Connor

President and CEO
Center for Democracy and Technology

Nuala O’Connor is the President & CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology, a global nonprofit that advocates for human rights and civil liberties in the digital world. Nuala has worked in privacy, data, and digital policy in companies, government, and law firms, including as Vice President for Compliance & Customer Trust at Amazon, Chief Privacy Leader & Senior Counsel for Information Governance at General Electric, and Chief Privacy Officer for Emerging Technologies at Doubleclick. Nuala’s government service includes her appointment as the first Chief Privacy Officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Nuala holds an A.B. from Princeton, a Master’s in Education from Harvard, and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her three school-aged children and a large Labrador Retriever.