Richard Purcell

Richard is the Sr. Director of Corporate Privacy for Microsoft Corp. and is responsible for defining corporate policies for fair information practices driving trusted customer relations and consumer data protections and privacy. Additionally, he is charged with directing and implementing practices for data collection, use, storage, and transfer and for leading the specifications for privacy-enabling technologies in Microsoft products and services.

Richard was a member of the FTC Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. In his eight years at Microsoft, he has held positions of authority in customer information and database management with the MS Marketing Database, the Web site, and various customer engagement systems.

Before joining Microsoft, Richard held data management positions in technology and consumer marketing companies. He has over 18 years experience in database marketing, marketing analysis, management information systems, and financial planning. Richard has a BA from the University of Washington, Seattle.


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