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Lauren Steinfeld (University of Pennsylvania)

Lauren Steinfeld
Senior Advisor for Privacy and Compliance

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Lauren B. Steinfeld serves as Senior Advisor for Privacy and Compliance. In that position, Ms. Steinfeld works on privacy issues involving medical information, student records, electronic data, Social Security numbers, and other personal information. Recently, Ms. Steinfeld has worked extensively on developing policies, procedures and tools to mitigate risks in the information technology area. Ms. Steinfeld has also taught a Privacy Law course at Penn Law.

In the compliance area, Ms. Steinfeld focuses on coordinating and improving communications at all levels regarding the many compliance activities that take place at Penn, as well as developing and sharing compliance tools, resources, and best practices, and promoting Penn’s confidential reporting line.

Prior to her work at Penn, Ms. Steinfeld worked at the Office of Management and Budget as the Associate Chief Counselor for Privacy. At OMB, Ms. Steinfeld helped the Clinton Administration develop the HIPAA medical privacy regulations. Ms. Steinfeld was also responsible for a wide range of other privacy issues, including financial and online privacy; identity theft; genetic information; cybersecurity; government information systems; and tax data confidentiality.

Before arriving at OMB, Ms. Steinfeld served as Attorney Advisor to Federal Trade Commissioner Mozelle Thompson. As an advisor, she was involved in the legal and policy aspects of some of the first Internet- and privacy-related cases brought by the FTC.

Ms. Steinfeld received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. She received her J.D. in 1992 from New York University School of Law.

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