Alexandra Ross is the founder of The Privacy Guru and Director, 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 holds a law degree from U.C. Hastings College of Law and a B.S. in theater from Northwestern University.
She is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT and FIP) and practices privacy and technology law in San Francisco, California. She is a currently a member of the IAPP Education Advisory Board and previously served on the Publications Advisory Board, and as a leader of the San Francisco Bay Area KnowledgeNet chapter. Alexandra is a recipient of the 2019 Bay Area Corporate Counsel Award – Privacy.
Bringing intellect and awareness together, Alexandra started applying mindfulness techniques to her own privacy choices and technology use. Now she’s sharing this approach to demystify complex privacy issues and help you make privacy choices that align with your personal values.
An accomplished writer and engaging speaker, Alexandra brings a unique perspective to the privacy field with fun and accessible presentations, thought-provoking content, and one-on-one consulting services.