Episode 24

Published on:

14th Oct 2021

Insider Data Privacy Career Secrets for Success

Leading Data Privacy Superwoman Reveals the Truth About What It Really Takes To Succeed

Emerald de Leeuw shatters the illusions and gives you an insight into the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of her journey to success as a World Class Privacy Professional!

Emerald explains how being on the brink of death led her to a career as a Data Privacy professional.

She shares the strategies that have really helped her to build a successful career, and how you too can achieve the career you've always dreamed of.


  • Why it's not just you that suffers from imposter syndrome
  • How to deal with and overcome setbacks
  • The 3 things you need to master to sustain excellence

And so much more…

Emerald de Leeuw is a globally recognized Privacy and Data ethics expert as well as an award-winning entrepreneur, advisory board member and lecturer. 

She is currently the Global Head of Privacy at Logitech. Prior to joining Logitech, she founded privacy-tech company; Eurocomply for which she won various awards such as European Young Innovator of the Year in 2017 and a 30 under 30 award. 

She started Eurocomply after writing her master thesis on the GDPR in 2012.  Forbes named her one of 100 European female founders to watch and she speaks regularly at leading conferences as TEDx and institutions such as MIT Sloan School of Business and the European Parliament. She is a Marshall Memorial fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Emerald is an advocate for female leaders and is passionate about closing the funding-and pay gap for women.   Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws, (LL.B/J.D.), a Masters in E-Law and Intellectual Property Law (LL.M), a Masters in Business Information Systems, and the CIPP/E certification. She is also Harvard Law Certified in Copyright Law and is continuing her executive education at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Connect with Emerald on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emeralddeleeuw/

Watch Emerald's Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebJnKoZwAnI

Check out Emerald's website: https://www.emeralddeleeuw.com/

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Privacy Pros Podcast
Discover the Secrets from the World's Leading Privacy Professionals for a Successful Career in Data Protection
Data privacy is a hot sector in the world of business. But it can be hard to break in and have a career that thrives.

That’s where our podcast comes in! We interview leading Privacy Pros and share the secrets to success each fortnight.

We'll help guide you through the complex world of Data Privacy so that you can focus on achieving your career goals instead of worrying about compliance issues.
It's never been easier or more helpful than this! You don't have to go at it alone anymore!

It’s easy to waste a lot of time and energy learning about Data Privacy on your own, especially if you find it complex and confusing.

Founder and Co-host Jamal Ahmed, dubbed “The King of GDPR” by the BBC, interviews leading Privacy Pros and discusses topics businesses are struggling with each week and pulls back the curtain on the world of Data Privacy.

Deep dive with the world's brightest and most thought-provoking data privacy thought leaders to inspire and empower you to unleash your best to thrive as a Data Privacy Professional.

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Jamal Ahmed is CEO at Kazient Privacy Experts, whose mission is safeguard the personal data of every woman, man and child on earth.

He is an established and comprehensively qualified Global Privacy professional, World-class Privacy trainer and published author. Jamal is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and Certified EU GDPR Practitioner.

He is revered as a Privacy thought leader and is the first British Muslim to be awarded the designation "Fellow of Information Privacy’ by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).