Farah Zaman is Chief Privacy Officer at Meredith Corporation where she leads the privacy program for the leading multi-platform media company, reaching more than 190 million consumers each month and nearly 95% of U.S. women. Farah, the first person to hold this role, is responsible for leading Meredith’s privacy compliance, education, and first-party data strategy across all of its businesses.
Prior to joining Meredith, she was Senior Global Data Privacy Counsel of Colgate Palmolive, where she led the company’s global data privacy program. Farah also served as Senior Counsel of Privacy for Nielsen. She began her career in government as a post-graduate legal fellow in the New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs and subsequently as an Agency Attorney in the Office of Data Privacy for the New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services.
Farah received her B.S. in Decision Science and International Relations from Carnegie Mellon University and was the recipient of the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award in 2019. Dietrich College. She received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, recipient of the Gold Brooklyn Law Pro Bono Award, and founded a clinical team dedicated to serving the legal needs of technology and media social entrepreneurs.
Farah has acted as an Officer of Legal Hackers, Chair of the International Women’s Rights Committee of the New York County Women’s Bar Association, and Chair of the Associate Board for the media literacy nonprofit, The LAMP. She presently serves as a Board Member of the Carnegie Mellon Board of Advisors for the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and on the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)’s Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board in addition to her work with The Resolution Project. Farah is passionate about women’s rights, social entrepreneurship, and data privacy.