Overview

Meghan Farmer specializes in privacy and data protection and has extensive experience developing and implementing privacy and data protection programs in large commercial and government organizations. Ms. Farmer’s expertise includes privacy program development, big data analysis, privacy impact assessments, cross-border data transfer strategy, Safe Harbor certification, compliance, risk assessment, policy and procedure development and implementation, training, privacy incident response and breach notification, third party risk management, legislative analysis and government affairs.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Farmer was Senior Manager of Privacy Operations at McKesson in Alpharetta, Georgia where she developed and implemented programs, policies and procedures that enabled the appropriate use and protection of information for two of McKesson Technology Solutions’ business units. Previously, Ms. Farmer was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte in Arlington, Virginia and at Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, Virginia, and before that a Privacy Analyst at SRA International in Arlington, Virginia.

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Experience

Provided global privacy, data security and data residency guidance and processing and transfer mechanisms for the family leave program of the world’s largest technology company.

Negotiated privacy and security protections on behalf of a global insurance conglomerate, a global logistics company and a global manufacturer in connection with cloud-based CRM and HR solutions for global workforce and customer bases, including review and incorporation of safeguards and bases for data processing and transfer in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Regular service as global advisory counsel on data storage, processing and transfer issues involving complex connected car and big data initiatives around the world for a large telecommunications, hosting and platform company. Representation including issues under Chinese, Russian, South Korean, Malaysian, Japanese, Thai and Hong Kong laws, as well as under many European and Latin American data protection laws and the laws of Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

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Education

Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D. (2009)

George Mason University, B.A., Communication (2006) cum laude, Dean's List

Admissions

Georgia (2016)

Maryland (2013)

Professional & Community Activities

Certified Information Privacy Professional – U.S./Government/Europe (CIPP-US/G/E)

International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member

American Bar Association, Member

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