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International Association of Privacy Professionals Announces New Appointments to 2011 Board of Directors
Jan 11, 2011 (03:01 PM EST)

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The IAPP, the world's largest association of privacy professionals, today announced the appointment of four new directors to its board as well as the promotion of a current director to a leadership role. The IAPP board of directors now includes: Lael Bellamy, CIPP, chief counsel and chief privacy officer, ING America; Marc Groman, CIPP, chief privacy officer, Office of the Chairman, U.S. Federal Trade Commission; Kenneth P. Mortensen, Esq., CIPP, CIPP/G, vice president, assistant general counsel and chief privacy officer, CVS Caremark Corporation; and Eduardo Ustaran, partner and head of the Privacy and Information Law Group, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP. They join existing directors from Accenture, Athena, General Electric Company, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), Google, Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Hunton & Williams LLP, Information Integrity Solutions, Microsoft Corporation, Morrison & Foerster, Privacy and Information Management Services, Royal Bank of Canada, Siemens, TD Bank, and the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

"It is with great pleasure that we welcome these distinguished privacy professionals to our board," said IAPP Chairman Bojana Bellamy, director of data privacy, Accenture. "Their leadership and insights will be invaluable as we work toward our goals of expanding our certification programs and continuing to increase our global offerings over the coming year."

Lael Bellamy is chief counsel and chief privacy officer for the insurance, financial planning and retirement services companies of ING in the United States. ING offers banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services to over 85 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 40 countries. She is a past President of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in Georgia and a past National Chair of the ACC IT, e-Commerce and Privacy Committee.

Marc Groman serves as the Federal Trade Commission's chief privacy officer. He serves as the senior agency official for privacy and coordinates the FTC's Breach Notification Response Team. As CPO, Groman is responsible for the agency's compliance with federal privacy law and guidance and provides counsel on a wide range of privacy issues.

Kenneth P. Mortensen is vice president, assistant general counsel and chief privacy officer at CVS Caremark Corporation, where he provides leadership for enterprise-wide information governance. He serves as the chief privacy and security counsel to the company's internal senior executive Business Policy Council and spearheads corporate efforts to drive awareness of obligations and industry best practices concerning privacy and security. Formerly, he served in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice as Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer.

Eduardo Ustaran heads the Privacy and Information Law Group at Field Fisher Waterhouse in London, where he specializes in the adoption of global privacy strategies and the legal issues that derive from the use of information technology and the Internet. He advises on the impact of EU data privacy law on the operational activities of all types of organizations, and on the privacy aspects of offshore outsourcing, direct marketing, behavioral targeting, biometric data, whistleblowing and social networking.

Also effective immediately are the appointments of:

  • Bojana Bellamy, director of data privacy, Accenture, to serve as Chairman
  • Jeff Green, CIPP/C, vice president, global compliance and chief privacy officer, Royal Bank of Canada, to serve as Vice Chairman
  • Jane C. Horvath, CIPP, CIPP/G, senior global privacy counsel, Google Inc., to serve as Secretary
  • Brendon Lynch, CIPP, senior director, privacy strategy, Microsoft Corporation, to serve as Treasurer
  • Nuala O'Connor Kelly, CIPP, CIPP/G, chief privacy leader and senior counsel, information governance, General Electric Company, to serve as Past Chairman

About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world's largest association of privacy professionals with more than 7,700 members across 50 countries. The IAPP helps to define, support and improve the privacy profession globally through networking, education and certification. More information about the IAPP is available at

SOURCE International Association of Privacy Professionals