Whitney Merrill

Whitney Merrill loves privacy.. no really, she really loves it. To feed her insatiable need to advance privacy in the world, she is Asana's Data Protection Officer, heading up the growing privacy team. For most of her career, she has supported security teams in developing bug bounty programs and managing incident response. Previously she was Privacy, eCommerce & Consumer Protection Counsel at Electronic Arts (EA) and an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission. She has a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where she explored issues associated with the intersection of technology, information security, privacy, and the law. In her spare time, she runs the Crypto & Privacy Village, a non-profit, which appears at DEF CON & BSidesSF each year. You can find her tweeting about security, privacy, and other random things at @wbm312.