Marc Groman

Privacy & Data Protection Advisor, Groman Consulting Group LLC

 Marc Groman is an internationally recognized expert in privacy, technology, and cyber security. His past roles include Senior Advisor for Privacy in the Obama White House, Chief Privacy Officer of the Federal Trade Commission, and President and CEO of the Network Advertising Initiative. His innovative approaches to tackling privacy and tech issues during the Obama Administration earned him the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ 2017 Leadership Award. 

Marc does not shy away from controversy, having spent countless hours debating high profile and high-stakes issues around a conference table in the Pentagon, West Wing and White House Situation Room. But if you ask Marc, the most challenging privacy and security debates take place at his kitchen table, discussing screen time, inappropriate content, and gaming with his teenage son. Marc notes that members of the President’s Cabinet rarely argued, “But all the other Department Heads get to do it” or “That’s not fair!” When not consulting, serving on various boards, or teaching at Georgetown Law School, you’ll often find Marc explaining Snapchat, YouTube, smartphone privacy settings, and Fortnite to other dazed and confused parents. 

Marc Groman is a frequent and entertaining speaker. Incorporating his professional skills with what he has “learned” in his role as a parent, in November of this year you will be able to listen to Marc on his new podcast, Their Own Devices. On this timely new series, Marc will draw on his professional expertise and parenting challenges to discuss the “ups and downs” of raising kids in the digital age.