SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Looker, a leading data platform company, today announced that Barbara Lawler has joined the company as Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer, leading Looker’s global privacy, ethics and accountability policies and practices.
Barb is a globally recognized leader and innovator in shaping privacy policies across multiple industries. Previously serving as Chief Privacy Officer for Intuit, Inc. and the Hewlett-Packard Company, she brings decades of experience in implementing global privacy and ethical data innovation strategies. Barb founded Digital Stewardship Strategies where she guided organizations in setting strategies to implement ethical approaches to privacy and digital stewardship, focusing on machine learning and artificial intelligence applications.
“Data privacy and ethics are increasingly important, and as an industry we need greater focus to ensure we are operating at the highest standards,” said Frank Bien, CEO of 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,” said Barb 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.”
Barb is a long-time participant and Senior Strategist for the Information Accountability Foundation (IAF), the Chair of the Ponemon Institute (PI) RIM Council Advisory Board and a PI Distinguished Fellow, a member of the Internet Ethics Advisory Board at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (Santa Clara University) and is a Future of Privacy Forum member. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Council of San Francisco. Barb speaks frequently on privacy and information ethics, participates in policymaker discussions, and has testified four times before the U.S. Congress, and before the FTC and IRS.
Looker is a complete data platform that offers data analytics and business insights to every department, and easily integrates into applications to deliver data directly into the decision-making process. Over 1,600 industry-leading and innovative companies such as Sony, Amazon, The Economist, IBM, Spotify, Etsy, Lyft and Kickstarter have trusted Looker to power their data-driven cultures. The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boulder, London and Dublin, Ireland. Investors include CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, First Round Capital, Sapphire Ventures and Goldman Sachs. For more information, connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube or visit looker.com.