Alexandra Ross is the founder of The Privacy Guru and Senior Global Privacy and Data Security Counsel at Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Previously she was Senior Counsel at Paragon Legal and Associate General Counsel for Wal-Mart Stores. She is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM and FIP) and practices in San Francisco, California. She holds a law degree from Hastings College of Law and a B.S. in theater from Northwestern University.
Alexandra launched The Privacy Guru blog in January of 2014 to facilitate a safe, engaging space for people of all walks of life to learn about privacy and security. Her mission is to demystify complex privacy issues and help us make mindful privacy choices that align with our personal values. Her ebook Privacy for Humans (available on Amazon and iTunes) is a guide for technology lovers who want to embrace the future with enhanced awareness of data privacy and security issues.
An accomplished writer and engaging speaker, Alexandra brings a unique perspective to the privacy field with fun and accessible presentations and thought-provoking images and content.