Joanne is the Director of Privacy Education and Policy in the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the California Department of Justice. The Unit enforces state and federal privacy laws, educates consumers and businesses, and makes recommendations to the Attorney General on privacy matters. Joanne is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with specializations in Government and Information Technology. She serves on the Privacy Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is a Fellow of the Ponemon Institute, a research center on privacy, data protection and information security policy. From 2001 until 2012, Joanne directed the California Office of Privacy Protection, a resource and advocate on privacy issues. Before that she worked in public affairs and marketing, in both the public and private sectors. She attended Occidental College and holds a master’s degree in Medieval Literature from the University of California, Davis.