IBM has appointed Christina Peters as the company’s Chief Privacy Officer. Ms. Peters will lead the company in matters of data security and privacy. In her new role, she will be overseeing global information policy and practices affecting more than 400,000 employees and thousands of clients. She is also responsible for the worldwide team of legal, data protection, and technical professionals at IBM. Ms. Peters will continue to serve on the advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum.
Ms. Peters has worked as a practicing attorney with IBM since 1996 (first in Germany, later in the US). She 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. Following a District of Columbia Circuit clerkship, she worked at D.C.-based law firm, Covington & Burling. Prior to joining IBM, she was a Robert Bosch Fellow in Germany, where she worked at the Federal Cartel Authority and Deutsche Telekom.