Meet The Team

Chief Privacy Officer:  Mike Shapiro

As Chief Privacy Officer for the County of Santa Clara, Mike Shapiro brings a wide range of experience across the information privacy life cycle.  In the consulting world, he excelled in leading government and industry professional teams advising clients on the most pressing privacy matters from new progra​m development and data breach preparedness to privacy training and compliance.

With approximately 2 million residents and 20,000 County government employees in the heart of Silicon Valley, Mike is working to create an enterprise privacy program in support of constituent and employee privacy alike.  Building upon the County's exceptional growth in technology and economic development, he also looks forward to creating the public-private partnerships necessary to establish a Privacy Center of Excellence (COE).  Working with industry and academia, the COE can discuss the latest privacy threats and solutions, socialize best practices, and strive to balance responsible information sharing with privacy protections.

Mike holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management with a minor in Computer Information Systems from Missouri State University and a Master's degree from Georgetown University in Communication and Technology.  He also holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) credential with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential.



In addition to the CPO, the Privacy Office is staffed by privacy professionals with a variety of backgrounds, including in areas of law, policy, and technology.  We are a dynamic and growing team working under the direction of the CPO in collaboration with other County departments to promote the vision and strategic priorities of the Privacy Office.  Some of our ongoing projects include conducting privacy impact assessments on County systems, developing privacy criteria for vetting County vendors, and providing departments with assistance in developing use policies for surveillance technologies.  We are also working closely with departments to integrate privacy by design into County processes.​


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2460 N. First Street, Suite 220
San Jose, CA 95131
Email: [email protected]​​​​

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