Peter Lefkowitz
  • Chief digital risk officer
  • Citrix
United States of America
Peter Lefkowitz

Peter Lefkowitz

  • Chief digital risk officer
  • Citrix
United States of America

My role as chief digital risk officer encompasses privacy compliance and oversight; legal support for security and regulatory issues; and public policy and engagement on issues involving data and computing.

I enjoy participating in some of the hottest practical and policy issues in privacy and security, including the development of AI and machine learning solutions for cybersecurity and the evolution privacy law globally.

I think “privacy” will continue to morph into a broader set of “digital law” issues, and the roles of digital lawyers and risk professionals are likely to expand as data takes on ever-greater legal and practical significance.

We need to earn customer trust by explaining the data we collect, why it is important and how we protect it, and by demonstrating how we meet regulatory and customer expectations.

I focus on working with counsel that has a deep appreciation for “practical privacy”, applying data protection concepts to business needs and breaking legal issues down into digestible outcomes.

I’m proud to have taken part in the growth of privacy as a profession and as a field of law. In my time on the IAPP board, the organisation has grown to nearly 50,000 people, with no slowdown in sight.