Farah Zaman

Senior Fellow

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Farah Zaman is an experienced legal executive passionate about demonstrating privacy as a strategic asset to improve product development, consumer trust, and brand integrity.

Farah has specialized in developing and maturing programs, supporting transformations, and creating data strategies that advance privacy while supporting business and innovation. She has led global teams representing the perspective of a brand, a publisher and adtech companies giving her a unique an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the space. Farah earned a B.S. in Decision Science and International Relations from Carnegie Mellon University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Farah serves on the advisory board of the IAPP’s Diversity in Privacy Board and of Safe Porter, a data analytics and tools start up focused on diversity and inclusion tracking, and program refinement.

Farah began her career in New York City government, serving as a post-graduate legal fellow in the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs and subsequently as an Agency Attorney in the Office of Data Privacy for the Department of Social Services. She went on to be a member of Nielsen’s global privacy team and then founded and lead her first program at Colgate Palmolive. She went on to develop and lead DotDashMeredith’s, formerly Meredith, first privacy program leading navigating implementation of GPC and first party data sharing strategies and served as General Counsel of the NAI where she developed a template contract addendum to help U.S. companies address contracting requirements of state laws for advertising purposes.