Alexandra Ross is Director of Global Privacy and Data Security Counsel at Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Previously she was Senior Counsel at Paragon Legal and Associate General Counsel for Wal-Mart Stores. She is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP and PLS) and practices in San Francisco, California. She holds a law degree from Hastings College of Law and a BS in theater from Northwestern University. Ross is a recipient of the 2019 Bay Area Corporate Counsel Award – Privacy. She launched The Privacy Guru blog in January of 2014 and has published an ebook, Privacy for Humans, available on Amazon and iTunes.