Data Management: The Missing Link in Preparing for Data Privacy Regulations

Jill Reber, Chair and CEO, Primitive Logic, USA

Recent data privacy regulations have created a shift in the balance of power of data from businesses to the individual. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enacted in April 2016 with a two-year grace period and enforcement starting on May 25, 2018, and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), enacted one month later with an effective date of January 1, 2020 — with a 12-month look-back period — mean that protecting personal data is the new normal, compelling businesses around the world to re-examine how they gather, store, process, and disclose information.

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USA Data Management Data Protection April 2019 Vol.12, No. 47, Spring 2019

Jill Reber

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Primitive Logic Chair and CEO Jill Reber has played a vital role in the firm’s executive leadership since 1990, when she came on board as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and CFO. Since stepping into the Chair and CEO position in 2008, Jill has led the company to repeated recognitions as a Best Place to Work in the Bay Area and on the “Fast 100” list of the region’s fastest-growing private companies. Jill believes that technology is nothing without people, and under her leadership, the firm is humanizing technology through a mindful approach to digital transformation. Highlights from her distinguished legal career include positions as a business litigator at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold and at Jeffer, Mangles & Butler. Before joining Primitive Logic, Jill co-founded the litigation firm Lieberman and Reber and owned her own legal practice specializing in technology law offering general counsel services to startup tech companies. She is a nationally recognized expert on data privacy — particularly GDPR, CCPA, and other data protection laws — and has spoken on the topic at conferences sponsored by American Banker, IICJ, and other national and international organizations. Jill holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Criminal Justice and Political Science from the University of Maryland.

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Since 1984, Primitive Logic has been changing the way the world thinks about consulting. As the premier digital strategy, experience design, and technology consulting firm, we create solutions that help companies thrive in a rapidly evolving landscape through mindful digital transformation. Primitive Logic’s impact across a variety of industries draws from four main areas of expertise: Digital Business Strategy, Technology & Business Enablement, Regulatory & Compliance, and Mergers & Acquisitions Technology Services. In the technology field, we have helped numerous clients create value from their data. From data strategy to data architecture to data governance, we help companies integrate, understand, and maintain the accuracy of their data to enable them to make informed business decisions. Primitive Logic has leveraged our deep expertise with data to help companies prepare for and maintain their readiness for GDPR, CCPA, and other data privacy legislation.

USA Data Management Data Protection April 2019 Vol.12, No. 47, Spring 2019