Tash Whitaker 2019

Tash Whitaker (UK)

Global Data Protection Director, Whitaker Solutions Ltd

Tash started her career managing master data, implementing governance, and protecting data privacy in the days when Mark Zuckerberg was still writing BASIC on his Atari and GDPR was not yet a four-letter word.

With over 20 years of experience with Dun & Bradstreet, Cisco, and Moorcrofts LLP, Tash now uses her knowledge and experience to guide organisations through their data protection journey, offering consultancy, advice, and training, as well as data protection as a service.

Tash has a reputation for making the impossible seem simple and turning regulatory legalese into something that can be understood and implemented by all. She is direct, to the point, and, importantly, gets things done. A life changing accident two years ago has done nothing to subdue her passion for all things data but has left her with the belief that we can’t do things alone, and we should do our upmost to support others.

With a sound educational background (BA (Hons) CIPP/E, CIPM, PGCert in Information Governance & Data Protection Law, as well as a DPO certification from Maastricht University, Faculty of Law), Tash shares her thought leadership by speaking at conferences and industry forums and learns from her extensive LinkedIn network of like-minded professionals.


Learn more about Tash’s IFC 2019 workshop –

Follow your moral compass, but plan your route: Staying accountable to data protection regulations