Caroline is the EVP/Chief Privacy Officer for Mastercard. She is leading the global team responsible for legal compliance, policy and regulatory engagement on privacy and data protection. Caroline led the efforts to develop and implement Binding Corporate Rules for all Mastercard’s activities, and was instrumental in preparing the company for the EU General Data Protection Regulation as well as other privacy and data-related laws globally. In that context, she assisted in creating Trūata, an Irish Trust, designed to provide a data anonymization and analytics solution in compliance with the GDPR. Caroline has extensive experience in operationalizing Privacy by Design, and advises the company on a broad range of privacy and data-related issues, including cybersecurity and data breaches, data portability and open banking, data localization, digital identity as well as new technologies such as blockchain, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Mastercard in 2007, Caroline worked in private practice, where she specialized in EU and Competition Law. She also worked at the CRID, a well-known research center for information, law and society in Belgium, where she performed legal research in the area of new technologies.