Ralph O'Brien

Ralph is a trusted advisor on global privacy and security compliance, practices and management. His experience includes strategic GDPR adoption programs, advisory services and assurance delivery in global multinational environments.

He has worked in various industry sectors, including defense, public sector, pharma and financial services, representing multinational corporations and boutique specialist consultancies.

He continues to be a hands-on practitioner, combining business-level consultancy with training and technical experience. He was responsible for the first global joint 27001/25999 management system to be certified. With a focus on business processes, information protection, and an ethos of management assurance, risk management and knowledge transfer, he ensures effective protection of assets appropriate to the client's business needs.

Ralph O'Brien

Data protection Pandora's Box: Get privacy right the first time, or else

Learn about data protection practices that will help you keep your data safe.

Privacy dos and don'ts: Privacy policies and the right to transparency

Transparency is essential for privacy. Find out the top things you can do right (and wrong) when it comes to privacy policies.

Data protection vs. data privacy: What’s the difference?

What is the difference between data privacy and data protection in cybersecurity?

Working as a data privacy consultant: Cleaning up other people’s mess

What is it like to work as a data privacy consultant in the cybersecurity industry?

6 ways that U.S. and EU data privacy laws differ

The United States and Europe have very different laws governing privacy. Find out how they differ.

Navigating local data privacy standards in a global world

Global connection has a unique set of privacy standards to navigate.