Whitney Q. Schneider-White

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Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Whitney Schneider-White focuses her practice on global privacy, data protection and information governance. A certified privacy professional (CIPP/US), Whitney provides practical, innovative solutions to her clients navigating the consistently evolving privacy and data protection landscape. With both law firm and in-house experience, she provides clients with practical solutions to domestic and cross-border regulatory and compliance matters related to privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, technology and information governance.

Whitney most recently served as the Global Privacy and Compliance Counsel for an international nonprofit, overseeing the development and implementation of its global privacy and data protection framework. She designed a global compliance strategy for organizational structure, privacy, data security and operations that included evaluating data protection risks, advising on technology platform development, and investigating and responding to cybersecurity incidents. Whitney also represented international and domestic clients in government enforcement actions and internal investigations.

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  • Drafted and negotiated agreements regarding the handling of personal data.
  • Provided guidance on the creation, development and implementation of global privacy and security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • Designed, developed and implemented the global privacy and data security framework for an international nonprofit.
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Experience

  • Drafted and negotiated agreements regarding the handling of personal data.
  • Provided guidance on the creation, development and implementation of global privacy and security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • Designed, developed and implemented the global privacy and data security framework for an international nonprofit.
  • Implemented a global compliance strategy for organizational structure, data protection and operations.
  • Trained cross-functional teams to identify data protection risks and establish compliant practices.
  • Supported local offices in evaluating privacy requirements, building systems and adapting global processes.
  • Investigated and responded to cybersecurity incidents.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Prior Positions

  • Ashoka: Global Privacy and Compliance Counsel (2019 to 2021)
  • The Grassroots Business Fund: Legal Fellow (2014 to 2015)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2013; Michigan Journal of International Law, Executive Editor (2012 to 2013), Associate Editor (2011 to 2012)
  • B.A., New York University, 2008