Timothy Libert

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Short Biography

Timothy Libert is a Staff Privacy Engineer at Google where he is responsible for authoring and enforcing the internal cookies and web storage policy, designing Google-scale cookie compliance architectures, and developing internal privacy trainings.

Prior to Google he was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of webXray, a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University's Privacy Engineering graduate program, and a researcher at CMU's CyLab. During this time, he consulted extensively with national- and state-level privacy regulators and civil litigants on high-profile data protections actions in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Libert is a recognized leader in privacy governance with hundreds of articles written about his research in major news outlets around the world, as well as interviews with major radio and television programs such as All Things Considered and Good Morning America. He has written editorials in The New York Times, The Guardian, and STAT. He has published research manuscripts in high-profile venues in medicine, social science, computer science, and information science. His open-source software webXray has been used in major privacy investigations and compliance tasks.

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