Principal Research Director, Security & Privacy

About Alan Tang

Alan Tang is a Principal Research Director at Info-Tech Research Group. He specializes in establishing and operationalizing risk-based and actionable privacy frameworks and programs in alignment with global privacy laws, regulations, and standards such as GDPR, CCPA, PIPEDA, PIPL, LGPD, GAPP, ISO 27701, NIST PF, and more. He believes in simplifying, automating, and scaling privacy controls to enable business growth.

Alan has over 20 years of experience devoted to privacy and security practices. Prior to joining Info-Tech Research Group, Alan was the global privacy lead of a Fortune 50 international company. In this role, he led a team of privacy professionals to establish an enterprise-wide, unified privacy framework and program that have been implemented in 50+ countries through three phases. He has a strong history working with business leaders in a wide range of privacy-related domains such as privacy strategy and roadmaps, privacy impact assessments and data protection impact assessments, privacy policies and procedures, privacy by design in the software development lifecycle, data subject rights assurance, data retention, data disclosure and sharing, data cross-border transfer, data security protection, privacy awareness training, data breach handling, etc.

Alan holds a Ph.D. in Information Security and an MBA from Sofia University. Alan also holds numerous privacy and security designations including FIP, CIPP/E, CIPP/US/C, CIPM, CIPT, CISSP, CISA, PMP, and previously ISO27001LA and PCI DSS QSA.

My Company

Info-Tech Research Group
345 Ridout Street North, London, ON, Canada N6A 2N8
251 - 1000 Employees

Awards & Certifications

  • CIPP/E
    November 7, 2017 – Present

    February 25, 2018 – Present

  • CIPP/C
    October 12, 2021 – Present

  • CIPM
    March 29, 2017 – Present

  • CIPT
    July 8, 2012 – Present

    June 22, 2007 – Present

  • CISA
    February 26, 2009 – Present

    October 26, 2010 – Present

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