Vivienne Artz OBE

Vivienne Artz OBE

Senior Data Strategy & Privacy Policy Advisor, Center for Information Policy Leadership

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Vivienne is a strategic leader, advocate and expert on data and privacy global issues, focused on practical and innovative outcomes, with a diversity and inclusion lens. Her current roles include Data Strategy and Privacy Policy Advisor to the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (, Non-executive Director of Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation and Vice Chair of the Risk Committee (, Board Advisor to Privacy Culture (, Chair of the International Regulatory Strategy Group Data Committee (, Expert Advisor to GSS (, Chair of the Data Privacy Expert Group at the Global Coalition for the Fight Against Financial Crime ( and is on the UK International Data Transfers Expert Council, providing independent advice to government.  

Previously, Vivienne was a Managing Director and Chief Privacy Officer at the London Stock Exchange Group, Refinitiv and Thomson Reuters, leading the Privacy Office and overseeing global privacy strategy and practice across 190 countries.  Prior to being a Chief Privacy Officer, Vivienne was a Managing Director and Global Head of Privacy Legal & Head of International for the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Group at Citi.  Before moving to Citi in 2000, Vivienne practised as a solicitor in London, focusing on technology, privacy and commercial matters in three City law firms. 

Vivienne is on the Advisory Board of Women in Banking and Finance, having been President and CEO from 2017-2020.  She is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (, and is also on the Business and Law Advisory Board of St Mary’s University, the Alumni Advisory Board of Pembroke College Oxford University, the IBDE D&I Advisory Council, and is on the Founding Editorial Board for the Journal of AI and Ethics.  

Vivienne is an exceptional gender champion and leader having been awarded the Champion for Women Award at the Women in Banking and Finance Awards for Achievement 2016.  Vivienne was recognised in the 2019 PrivSec200 list of privacy and security professionals across Europe and received the 2019 WeAreTheCity Rising Star Editor’s Choice Award in recognition of her tireless efforts in the diversity space, and as an individual who is pushing for change within her industry.  Vivienne placed in the HERoes Executive Women Role Models List in 2020 and 2021, was awarded Woman Solicitor of the Year in the Law Society Excellence Awards in 2020, and has many years of experience leading a broad range of diversity initiatives and groups both within firms and across sectors.  Vivienne was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours in 2021 for services to financial services and gender diversity, and was included in the GDR Women in Data 2022 list as a leader at the cutting edge of legislation, regulation and technology around the world.

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