The Data Privacy Alliance Appoints First Executive Director

 Jim Moore Will Serve as Executive Director and Board Co-Chair of the Alliance.

The Data Privacy Alliance, a newly-formed non-partisan coalition that advocates for uniform legislative and regulatory standards governing data privacy and security, announced today that Jim Moore will serve as the Alliance’s first Executive Director.

Jim’s policy experience includes nearly five years in the Office of now United States Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. And since 2015, Jim has worked in government relations in Albany. He currently serves as Vice President & Policy Director at O’Donnell & Associates, a New York State government relations firm, where he has represented a broad range of clients including fintech platforms, financial services, healthcare, and gaming. Throughout the diverse range of clients he has worked on, he has seen one constant: “the consistent need for a real dialogue on the future of data privacy policy and to promote uniform standards that protect businesses and consumers from new and emerging security threats.”

“It is an honor to be appointed Executive Director of The Data Privacy Alliance. In today’s world, a company’s data has become its most valuable asset,” says Moore. “The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, the California Consumer Privacy Act, the NY SHIELD Act, and most recently, Governor Cuomo’s proposed NY Data Accountability and Transparency Act have essentially supercharged the conversation. I am excited to work with this diverse coalition of for-profit and non-profit entities and contribute to the public discourse on data privacy policy.”

Among the benefits of joining the DPA:

  • Opportunity to influence important legislative and regulatory changes that impact how businesses collect and maintain sensitive data.
    • Receive frequent status updates on the state and federal legislation, regulations, and relevant agency guidance.
    • Access to the REAL State and Federal decision makers on data privacy and security policy.

Besides government regulation concerns, the DPA members have access to information about new and emerging security threats and data privacy and security best practices. The alliance also creates a space where its membership’s expertise and knowledge drive public discussion.

“Data privacy and security are critical issues across all business sectors,” says Jack O’Donnell, Board Co-Chair. “We saw a great need for the DPA as there has been a significant increase in data privacy legislation.”

For more information: The Data Privacy Alliance