Nuala O’Connor is the Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Digital Citizenship at Walmart. Nuala leads the company’s Digital Citizenship organization, which advances the ethical use of data and responsible use of technology. This team of lawyers, compliance professionals, policy experts, and technologists are responsible for policies and corporate programs in the fields of data privacy and data governance; digital identity; emerging technologies, including ethical AI and biometrics; and information management.
Before joining Walmart, Nuala served as President and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology. Nuala has served in a variety of privacy leadership and legal counsel roles at Amazon, GE, and DoubleClick.
Originally from Belfast, Nuala holds a B.A. from Princeton University, an M.Ed. from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband Peter Bass, their six children, and three dogs.