Lael Bellamy

Senior Fellow

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Lael Bellamy has over 25 years of experience advising clients on U.S. privacy, consumer protection, and cyber security laws covering various issues, including AI, AdTech, data use and governance, consumer protection, and security and data breach laws. Previously, Lael was the Chief Privacy Officer of Voya/ING and The Weather Channel and led the privacy office at The Home Depot, where she addressed privacy and data use globally, including working with stakeholders to embed privacy into the design of new products and services and overseeing the privacy program with internal and external stakeholders. Lael is adept at translating privacy requirements into actionable next steps and enabling clients with the right tools and guidelines to manage and mature their own programs independently.

Lael is honored to have been named a Westin Emeritus Fellow by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), an award commemorating privacy legal scholar Alan Westin and designating Distinguished Privacy Professionals who have contributed significantly to the field. Lael served on the IAPP’s Executive Board of Directors, as President of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) GA Chapter, and on ACC national committees. The ACC named Lael “Member of the Year” for her volunteer leadership and contributions to the in-house legal community.

Lael currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to community-based nonprofits in Georgia. Lael is a frequent speaker on privacy, AdTech, AI, and technology issues and is an adjunct privacy professor at the Emory University School of Law. She holds a BS from Cornell University, a JD from the Emory University School of Law, and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US).