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Christina Peters

Chief Privacy Officer, IBM


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Christina Peters is Associate General Counsel for Corporate and Regulatory Initiatives at IBM, where she leads a team serving corporate functions including CIO, Procurement, and Corporate Social Responsibility.  In addition, she handles emerging regulatory issues, such as data ethics in the context of cognitive computing.  Previously, she served as Chief Privacy Officer at IBM, where she was responsible for information policy and practices affecting IBM employees and thousands of clients, as well as for public policy and industry initiatives on data protection and privacy.  She serves on the advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum and on the Education 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.