Bob Siegel has extensive professional experience in the development of privacy policies and procedures, the definition of performance metrics to evaluate privacy maturity, and the evaluation of compliance. He has extensive experience with PCI DSS and Safe Harbor and has deep subject matter knowledge surrounding key laws and regulations regarding consumer privacy and information security.
Throughout his career Bob has worked with computer applications and business practices that guard personal information. In addition to developing these systems, he trained employees to use them properly and efficiently. As the collection of personal information has increased, he has developed new approaches to help his organizations protect their sensitive data (both electronic and paper-based).
Bob is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, awarded from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, with concentrations in US Law (CIPP/US), European Law (CIPP/E), Canadian Law (CIPP/C), and Information Technology Practices (CIPP/IT) as well as a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He is a member of the IAPP faculty and has served on the Certification Advisory Board for its Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) program.
Most recently, Bob served as senior manager of Worldwide Privacy and Compliance for Staples, Inc., a Fortune 150 retailer, where his responsibilities included development, awareness, and compliance of global privacy-related policies and procedures for more than 60 business units in 26 countries.
A seasoned program management expert, Bob has a long record of accomplishments in business planning, information privacy, sales support, customer support, application development, and product management. He has helped executive teams convert strategic plans into programs with well defined, measurable outcomes. He also has created realistic program schedules and budgets, resolved critical path issues, managed risks, and delivered results consistently on time and within budget.
Bob Siegel is the founder and president of Privacy Ref. Privacy Ref focuses on an alignment based approach that helps business reach all of their goals in many different areas through strong privacy programs. For more information about Privacy Ref, you can visit our website at www.PrivacyRef.com.