Erika Brown Lee

Global Privacy & Cyber Advocacy | Privacy & Data Protection, Mastercard — Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel

Erika Brown Lee is a Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Mastercard. Erika is the global lead for the company’s privacy advocacy efforts, including cybersecurity and led the team that provides guidance and ensures compliance with privacy and data protection laws across the company’s products and services. Erika is the former Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), where she served as the principal advisor to the Attorney General and DOJ senior leadership on privacy and civil liberties matters affecting the Department’s missions and operations. Erika also co-chaired the DOJ management team responsible for responding to potential data breaches and cyber incidents, and played a leadership role among agencies working to develop privacy-related legislation, provided regular briefings to Capitol Hill, and received an Attorney General Award for Exceptional Contributions in Negotiating a Data Protection and Privacy Agreement with the European Union.  Erika joined DOJ after several years at a large law firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where she managed data breach analysis and notification procedures and advised clients on state, federal and international data requirements. Earlier in her career, Erika served at the Federal Trade Commission, including in the Division of Privacy & Identity Protection. Erika chaired the American Bar Association’s Privacy and Information Security Committee, and is credentialed as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) for both Europe and the United States.

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