Allen Brandt an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Albany Law School. He is currently the chief privacy officer for a global financial services firm and has lead privacy programs for organizations in a number of industries since 2004.
In his first privacy role, Allen worked in the online marketing industry where he created some of the first privacy policies and industry data sharing agreements. For the next decade, Allen worked on education privacy issues, both at the K-12 and graduate level. In this role, Allen launched biometric data collection for test fraud detection in over 100 countries globally including working with the French data protection authority, the CNIL, that resulted in a change of law that for the first time ever, allowed biometric data to be collected and transferred outside of France.
Most recently, Allen focuses on privacy, cybersecurity, and business resiliency issues in the systemically important sector of the financial services industry. He is the author of the industry’s first cybersecurity attestation requirement for SEC-regulated firms and provides guidance on regulations related to systems compliance and integrity and new and proposed industry regulations.
Allen teaches online courses in Privacy, Global Data Protection, Financial Privacy, and Technology & Privacy. Allen has a LL.M. in Cybersecurity and Privacy Law (summa cum laude) from Albany Law and holds CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is a former board member, and is a Fellow in Information Privacy from the organization.