Christina Peters is Chief Privacy Officer at IBM, where she is responsible for information policy and practices affecting over 400,000 employees and thousands of clients. She leads a global team of legal, data protection and technical professionals at IBM who address privacy and data security in the leadership manner expected of this global brand. She also leads IBM’s global engagement in public policy and industry initiatives on data security and privacy, and serves on the advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum and on the Research Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
As a practicing attorney at IBM since 1996 (first in Germany, later in the US), Christina has handled a wide range of complex transactional, policy, compliance, litigation, and cybersecurity matters in the United States and internationally.
Christina was educated at Dartmouth College (summa cum laude) and Harvard Law School (magna cum laude), where she was an Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review. After a D.C. Circuit clerkship, Christina worked at a large Washington, D.C. law firm. Prior to joining IBM, she was a Robert Bosch Fellow in Germany, where she worked at the Federal Cartel Authority and Deutsche Telekom. She speaks German and French in addition to her native English. She is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional, and has been admitted to the bars of New York, Pennsylvania (corporate counsel), Virginia and the District of Columbia.