Appointed as one of the world’s first corporate Chief Privacy Officers in 1999, Ray is a recognized pioneer in the field of data governance and risk management. He has held legal and compliance leadership roles at Blackhawk Network, Yahoo, TrustArc, and Keynote Systems. As a data protection consultant, his past clients have included Pfizer, Merck, Medtronic, Adobe, ExxonMobil, Fujifilm, Huawei, KIA Motors, Kellogg’s, Mattel, Mondelez, and Toyota. He holds Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), Certified Information Privacy Management (CIPM), and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) credentials from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, an organization for which he was a founding board member and currently serves on the Education Advisory Committee. Co-author of “Internet Privacy for Dummies,” former columnist (2004-2009) for Datamation on security and privacy, Ray is also a lecturer on data protection law in the LegalTech Diploma program at Université de Montpellier in France (co-certified with Stanford University CodeX). He holds a Juris Doctor from George Washington University, in Washington DC, and is a member of the Maryland State Bar.