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She Said Privacy/He Said Security

Feb 1, 2024

Karen McGee is the Chief Privacy Officer at Levi Strauss & Co., overseeing its privacy program and upholding the company’s principles. She specializes in translating intricate legal frameworks into manageable and legible systems.

Karen’s preceding career includes Managing Privacy Counsel at Intel, CPO at LifeLock and General Counsel at ID Analytics. She was honored with the In-House Legal Adviser of the Year Award at the Women in Law Awards by Lawyer Monthly.

In this episode…

Company values can be taken for granted, but they hold the potential for so much more. When followed and honored correctly, corporate values can define a business. It can bring respect, trust, and even success by maintaining internal and external consistency.

Few corporate sectors are as strongly influenced by company values as privacy and security. There is a long history of brands breaking consumer trust and suffering the consequences. It’s a complex topic, requiring agile changes and rigorous supervision. It can be illuminating to look toward companies that have paved the way and set a good example.

In this episode of She Said Privacy/He Said Security, Justin and Jodi Daniels are joined by Karen McGee, the Chief Privacy Officer of Levi Strauss & Co., to discuss how Levi’s corporate values apply to its privacy program. They go over AI use cases, new SEC rules on cybersecurity, privacy policy, and how to develop a quality program. They also talk about Karen’s career journey and her advice for other practitioners.