DES MOINES, Iowa, June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com), the leading media and marketing company reaching approximately 180 million American consumers – including nearly 90 percent of U.S. Millennial women – announced today that Farah Zaman has been named Chief Privacy Officer, effective immediately. Zaman will be responsible for leading Meredith's privacy compliance, education, and protection strategies across all businesses and locations. She will report to Chief Development Officer and General Counsel John Zieser.
"Protecting our consumers' privacy and data is a major priority for Meredith," said Zieser. "Farah is passionate about data privacy and we are very fortunate to have someone with her expertise join the Meredith team."
Zaman has spent her career working on privacy matters and has helped companies navigate new issues around data use and sharing. She has promoted innovation and efficiency while balancing customer expectations and trust.
Prior to joining Meredith, Zaman served as Senior Global Data Privacy Counsel for Colgate Palmolive where she led the global data privacy program and advised the company's global legal organization, stakeholders and senior leadership on data privacy matters. Previously she served as Senior Counsel of Privacy for Nielsen.
Zaman began her career in government, serving 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 Department of Social Services.
"Data is incredibly useful to our business; however, its misuse would cause an erosion in public trust," said Zaman. "This is a fascinating time to be involved in privacy issues and I am looking forward to joining the Meredith team and helping shape its privacy policies and strategies in this rapidly evolving time."
Zaman's passion for data privacy extends to her volunteerism. She has served as Chair of the International Women's Rights Committee of the New York County Women's Bar Association, and as an Advisory Board Member for The Resolution Project, an organization that aims to develop socially responsible young leaders. Currently, she serves as a Board Member of the Carnegie Mellon Board of Advisors for the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Zaman received her B.S. in Decision Science and International Relations from Carnegie Mellon University. She received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
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