Pitt Cyber Announces New Affiliate Practice Scholar John Kropf


June 15, 2020

Pittsburgh – Pitt Cyber announced today that John Kropf is joining the institute as an affiliate scholar. Kropf is the Corporate Privacy Executive for Northrop Grumman.  Previously, Kropf worked as deputy chief counsel for Privacy and Information Governance for Reed Elsevier.  Kropf also served as Deputy Chief Privacy Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he worked on several negations with the European Union related to data protection.  His other government service includes work as an attorney-advisor for the departments of Justice and State. He has written extensively on global privacy issues including A Guide to U.S. Government Practice on Global Information Sharing, (3rd Ed.). 

He earned his law degree and Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and his undergraduate from Denison University.  He is an Executive Board member of International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and has achieved CIPP/US, CIPP/G and CIPP/E certifications, and a member of the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.

Affiliate Practice Scholars from across disciplines and industries join Pitt Cyber’s Affiliate Scholars, faculty from across the University of Pittsburgh, to collaborate and be a source of practical experience and expertise for research, experiential learning, and discussion.


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