TeleSign Taps Former Microsoft Privacy Attorney as Chief Privacy Officer Stephen Bolinger to lead TeleSign's global privacy strategy and initiatives
September 23, 2014
Los Angeles, September 23, 2014 - TeleSign, the Mobile Identity company, today announced it has appointed Stephen Bolinger as the company's Chief Privacy Officer & Vice President, Legal.
also takes responsibility for data protection, product guidance and legal counsel, addressing privacy and data security from a global perspective.
has significant experience in the privacy sphere, having spent seven years in the Microsoft
This culminated in his
role as EMEA Privacy Attorney, acting as a primary resource for data protection, privacy compliance, product guidance and policy engagement.
Bolinger has a background in network and systems engineering before receiving a masters degree in law from Queen Mary University of London, specializing in privacy and compliance in the technology field.
"In today's world, privacy is paramount to both our clients and also their end users that we ultimately protect.
The appointment of Stephen as our Chief Privacy Officer is a clear statement of our commitment to privacy and compliance," said Steve Jillings, CEO of TeleSign.
Stephen Bolinger, Chief Privacy Officer of TeleSign, said, "Privacy has always been a top priority for companies, but in recent months it has become glaringly obvious how closely privacy and data protection processes are linked to consumer trust in - and use of - every website they visit or app they use.