Stephen Deadman

Global Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, Facebook

Stephen joined Facebook as Global Deputy Chief Privacy Officer in January 2015 to lead global privacy policy for Facebook internationally.

Prior to joining Facebook, Stephen served as Global Privacy Officer and Head of Legal for Privacy and Security at Vodafone Group, where he founded the company’s global privacy program and won the IAPP Innovation Award for Privacy in 2012.

With over 18 years of experience in the technology and telecoms sectors, Stephen has worked on many the emerging technology, policy and privacy issues including geo-location services, mobile advertising and analytics, identity, big data, law enforcement and human rights, and spoken at many industry, privacy and security conferences around the world.

Stephen has also played an active role in the protection of human rights in the technology and communications sectors since 2005, working closely with civil society organisations, academics and ethical investors. He played an active role in the formation of the Global Network Initiative in 2008 and helped found the Telecoms Industry Dialogue on Human Rights, announced in February 2013.