Avast names Shane McNamee as its Chief Privacy Officer

Shane McNamee

Data security and privacy products provider Avast has appointment Shane McNamee as its new Chief Privacy Officer.

As a part of his new appointment, McNamee will be overseeing Avast’s global privacy strategy and drive the company’s privacy-by-design approach.

McNamee holds more than seven years’ of experience in regulatory and digital policy, focusing on data protection and digital rights across several high profile organizations, and the Data Protection Commission of Ireland.

He has extensive experience across policy, research, and public awareness.

McNamee said, “I’m delighted to join Avast and to bring my insights from the regulatory and academic perspective to the table. I am particularly interested in the challenges and opportunities posed by innovative technologies, and look forward to promoting a privacy-centric approach at Avast to emerging and developing technologies such as online security, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things.”

Kelby Barton, General Counsel at Avast, said, “Shane is a legal and policy professional whose experience is focused on regulatory approaches to data protection, consumer protection, and digital rights. Given the increasing complexity of the role of data in the technology industry, Shane is an important addition to our team as we pursue a resilient, transparent approach to data protection for our digital customers. I am very excited to welcome Shane to Avast, at a time when Avast is expanding our range of privacy products and are committed to ensuring ethical data standards across our business.”

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