Verisk announces new chief privacy officer

New exec will develop policies to safeguard customer data

Verisk announces new chief privacy officer



Verisk, a global data analytics and technology provider, has announced the appointment of Samantha Vaughan as chief privacy officer.

 In her new role, Vaughan will be responsible for developing and implementing policies to safeguard the data entrusted to Verisk, ensuring compliance with regulations and maintaining the integrity of the company's data practices.

“We’re excited to welcome Samantha to Verisk,” said Kathy Card Beckles, chief legal officer and corporate secretary at Verisk. “Data privacy has always been core to Verisk and central to our work with the global insurance industry. Samantha’s deep privacy expertise and experience in insurance regulation, corporate compliance and ethics will help us navigate evolving risks and build on Verisk’s reputation as a trusted partner.”

Prior to joining Verisk, Samantha Vaughan held key positions at notable organisations. She served as the managing director and global head of privacy legal at Dell Technologies and served as senior vice president of corporate ethics and compliance and chief privacy officer at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

Vaughan has expertise in areas including information governance, corporate social responsibility, corporate compliance and ethics, contracts/commercial transactions, as well as privacy and security. She has also been actively involved in industry organisations, serving as Co-chair of the advisory board on compliance programs for Fordham Law School and co-chair of the Ethisphere Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) Compliance and Privacy Working Group.

“I was impressed by the company’s longstanding commitment to data privacy, and I am looking forward to working alongside my Verisk colleagues to further strengthen our data policies and practices in a changing landscape,” Vaughan said.

Elsewhere in the company, Verisk recently announced the acquisition of UK-based software provider Morning Data and announced key promotions in its claims solutions group.

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