About Samet Privacy

Samet Privacy, LLC was founded in 2006 and is led by Shai Samet, an attorney and consultant with many years of experience in information privacy consulting and who is among the first professionals to obtain the credential of Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Mr. Samet has helped many organizations (including Fortune 500 companies) develop and implement compliant and effective privacy solutions, without compromising their business needs and objectives. Mr. Samet has been repeatedly recognized by Computerworld.com as a “Best Privacy Adviser.”

Mr. Samet's work has included reviewing and analyzing global privacy requirements, creating privacy policies and procedures (or revising existing ones), conducting privacy audits/assessments and gap analyses, performing data inventories and data flow mapping, and defining and designing appropriate privacy and data protection controls for privacy-impacted applications, databases and products.

Prior to starting Samet Privacy, LLC, Mr. Samet was the lead privacy practitioner for Deloitte & Touche’s Security and Privacy Services practice in Southern California. He started his privacy career in 1999 with the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), where he ran the ESRB's Privacy Online Program, an independent privacy seal certification program with over 35 participating member companies from the interactive entertainment industry. ESRB Privacy Online was the first privacy seal provider to obtain safe harbor status from the Federal Trade Commission under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Mr. Samet’s credentials also include:

  • Prior Big-4 Consulting Firm Experience
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
  • Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Former Chair for the Los Angeles KnowledgeNet (a quarterly privacy meeting in Los Angeles co-sponsored by IAPP and TRUSTe)
  • Attorney admitted to the State Bar in New York and New Jersey (eligible for admission in DC)

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