Marc Groman is an internationally recognized expert in privacy and technology policy, particularly in the areas of consumer privacy, information governance, risk analysis, and data breach response. In 2015, Professor Groman was appointed Senior Advisor for Privacy in the White House Office of Management and Budget, where he had government-wide responsibility for privacy policy. During that time he also served as the Chairman of the Federal Privacy Council established by President Obama and as the privacy lead on the President’s Cyber Security National Action Plan. He received the 2017 IAPP Leadership Award for the Obama Administration’s groundbreaking privacy initiatives.

Since leaving the White House in January 2017, Professor Groman has been advising senior leaders in business and government on mission-critical policy, risk management, and technology issues. Before the Obama Administration, he served in numerous leadership positions including President and CEO of the Network Advertising Initiative, Chief Privacy Officer of the Federal Trade Commission, Privacy Counsel to the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives, and Counsel to the Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. Professor Groman has worked on some of the largest and most high profile data breaches in history, leading the response and helping to mitigate risk. He currently serves on numerous boards and advisory councils and is a frequent speaker on issues relating to privacy, technology, and innovation.