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Jordan Abbott is Chief Data Ethics Officer of Acxiom. Prior to serving in his current role, Abbott was an information privacy attorney for the company.

Abbott advises key stakeholders on legal, data governance and compliance policy as well as handling government relations, where he provides strategic insight on proposed legislation at the state and federal levels.

In his time at Acxiom, Abbott has made significant contributions to Acxiom’s approach to data governance and industry leadership in ethical data use. He has been instrumental in guiding the organization through the continued implementation and evaluation of GDPR regulations and is responsible for coordinating the Privacy Shield compliance for international data transfers. Additionally, he has been a highly regarded expert and advocate for federal consumer privacy legislation and is leading all strategic preparations for the California Consumer Privacy Act before it goes into effect in January 2020.

Prior to joining Acxiom, Abbott was in private practice from 1998 to 2001. Previously, he served as an Assistant Attorney General of Arkansas in the Consumer Protection Division from 1991 to 1998. As a result of his service in the office, the Abbott Award for Outstanding Service was named in his honor.

Abbott is well-credentialed in the data privacy field, holding certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, being a certified privacy professional for the U.S. and Europe, and being certified in privacy program management. He previously served as President of the Coalition for Sensible Record Access and currently sits on the DMA Data Ethics Operating Committee. Abbott is also a frequent speaker at industry events including DMA, IAPP and DAA.

Abbott graduated Rhodes college in Memphis where he earned his degree in history.  He also graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Jordan Abbott In the Press.

Wired
How Tim Cook’s Data Broker Registry Might Actually Work
January 23, 2019

IAPP
What is a chief data ethics officer, anyway?
November 27, 2018