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Gary E. Clayton

Mr. Clayton writes on cyber and privacy risk and insurance issues in the Risk Management section of

Mr. Clayton was CEO of the Privacy Compliance Group, Inc., a data management and privacy consulting service whose clients include Fortune 500 and other leading companies and governmental agencies. Mr. Clayton has extensive experience with privacy and data management in the United States and in over fifty countries around the world. Mr. Clayton has been actively involved with industry groups on issues involving the prevention of identity theft, consumer fraud and the protection of personal data. Mr. Clayton assisted the US Department of Commerce on the Safe Harbor negotiations between the United States and Europe, the Article 29 Working Committee in the European Union, and global data management projects. He has testified before Congress and various state legislatures and has briefed the White House, the US Congress, the US Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Transportation and Commerce on privacy and data protection issues, particularly those related to the European Union and the Asia Pacific. In 2003, he assisted the Department of Homeland Security in negotiations with the European Union on the transfer of passenger data. He was previously appointed to the Texas Privacy Commission by Governor Rick Perry.

Mr. Clayton has helped governmental agencies and global companies develop and implement privacy compliance programs. He has worked closely with the US Department of Transportation on the implementation of its privacy program. Mr. Clayton's clients include Fortune 100 companies, leading technology companies and governmental agencies. He has developed privacy and data protection training for national retailers, data companies, trade organizations and governmental agencies. In 2001, Mr. Clayton taught the world's first formal training program for privacy officers with Southern Methodist University. He has developed specialized training programs for members of Congress and their staffs, officials from the US Department of Homeland Security, and for several intelligence agencies.

Mr. Clayton holds a bachelor's and law degree from Louisiana State University; a master's degree from the School of International Service, American University; and an LLM from the University of Exeter, England. He has also taken various law classes at Université de St. Domaine, Grenoble, France.