Scott Goss

Senior Fellow

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Scott Goss is a lawyer and Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum and was previously VP, Privacy for Qualcomm Incorporated, the HIPAA Privacy Officer for the Qualcomm Group Health Plan, and DPO for QT Technologies, Ireland.  Scott built Qualcomm’s global, comprehensive, privacy program from the ground up.  From 2009 to 2023, he led its team of privacy professionals to address a variety of business-to-business and direct-to-consumer data services as well as addressing data protection compliance for Qualcomm’s 50,000+ employees across thirty countries.  Over Scott’s tenure at Qualcomm, he provided data protection guidance in many technology domains such as: location services, biometrics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, mobile health services, K-12 mobile education services, automotive ADAS and autonomous driving, smart cities, telemetry data collection, online advertising, and many others.  Scott also served as subject matter expert on various data laws.  In collaboration with Qualcomm’s government affairs team, industry associations, and think tanks, Scott educated policymakers on mobile technologies and the potential impacts of legislative proposals in both the United States and Europe.

Scott’s practice is based on building a foundation of trust with his client’s customers, consumers and employees through respect for data protection rights, transparency, value to the data subject, and responsible stewardship of personal data.  He is a staunch advocate for modernization of data protection law focusing on privacy-by-design and accountability principles.

Scott’s notable certifications and achievements: 

  • University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law, JD, 1998
  • Admitted to the California State Bar, November 1998
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional: CIPP/US, 2005; CIPP/E 2014.
  • American Law Institute, Legal Advisor on Data Privacy Principles of Law project.
  • Co-Inventor: US Pat# 9,305,154.  Method and apparatus for requesting and providing access to information associated with an image.