Speaker Profile

Joanne McNabb
Office of the Attorney General / California Department of Justice

Joanne McNabb is the director of privacy education and policy in the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the California Department of Justice. The unit enforces state and federal privacy laws, educates consumers and businesses, and makes recommendations to the attorney general on privacy matters. Ms. McNabb is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with specializations in government and information technology. She serves on the Privacy Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is a fellow of the Ponemon Institute, a research center on privacy, data protection, and information security policy. From 2001 to 2012, Ms. McNabb directed the California Office of Privacy Protection, a resource and advocate on privacy issues. She attended Occidental College and holds a master’s in medieval literature from the University of California, Davis.