Looker announces data privacy and ethics hire

Looker announces data privacy and ethics hire

Data platform venture, Looker, has brought in Barbara Lawler as Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer.

She previously served as Chief Privacy Officer for Intuit and the Hewlett-Packard Company and also founded Digital Stewardship Strategies where she guided organisations in setting strategies to implement ethical approaches to privacy and digital stewardship, focusing on machine learning and artificial intelligence applications.

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“Data privacy and ethics are increasingly important, and as an industry we need greater focus to ensure we are operating at the highest standards,” says Frank Bien, CEO at Looker. “Barb brings the experience and leadership to help Looker get there, and also move the industry forward to better practices and policies. We welcome her to the team and look forward to her guidance and expertise.”

“Looker is an exciting, fast-growing company that is at the heart of transforming how businesses discover operational insights through data.” says Lawler. “I’m delighted to join Looker and drive privacy and data ethics strategies that deliver on our mission to empower people through the smarter use of data.”

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