TRUSTe, the leading Data Privacy Management company, announced today that Hilary Wandall, Associate Vice President, Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer at the global pharmaceutical company, Merck & Co. Inc., has joined TRUSTe as General Counsel and Chief Data Governance Officer. In this role, Hilary will use her extensive global privacy knowledge and operational experience to help TRUSTe further expand their market leading privacy technology and service offerings to support rising global compliance requirements and privacy risk management. She will be a member of the TRUSTe Executive Team and also direct strategic legal, regulatory and privacy-related initiatives to help TRUSTe scale its internal business operations.

“Having worked with Hilary to deliver Merck’s Privacy Program and global automated Privacy Impact Assessment system through our Assessment Manager platform, I know she is a true thought leader in privacy risk management and commands the respect of privacy leaders around the world.” said TRUSTe CEO, Chris Babel. “We are thrilled to have her on the team to continue to drive TRUSTe’s evolution of market-leading privacy automation technology. Hilary’s appointment will ensure that TRUSTe remains at the forefront of regulatory and product developments on behalf of our global client-base at this critical time for the industry with the advent of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and potential for global privacy regulation interoperability.”