Jordan Abbott is Chief Privacy Officer of Acxiom. Prior to serving in his current role, Abbott was an information privacy attorney for the company. Abbott advises key stakeholders on legal, data governance, and compliance policy as well as handling government relations, where he provides strategic insight on proposed legislation at the state, federal, and international levels.
In his time at Acxiom, Abbott has made significant contributions to Acxiom’s approach to data governance and industry leadership in ethical data use. He was instrumental in guiding the organization through the evaluation and implementation of GDPR regulations. Additionally, he has been a highly regarded expert and advocate for federal consumer privacy legislation and led all strategic preparations for the California Consumer Privacy Act as well as the amended California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and other state privacy laws that will go into effect in 2023.
Prior to joining Acxiom, Abbott was in private practice from 1998 to 2001. Previously, he served as an Assistant Attorney General of Arkansas in the Consumer Protection Division from 1991 to 1998. As a result of his service in the office, the Abbott Award for Outstanding Service was named in his honor. Abbott holds a coveted Privacy Law Specialist accreditation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and has IAPP certifications for the U.S., Europe, and privacy program management. He previously served as President of the Coalition for Sensible Record Access, and currently serves as the president of the ANA Data Ethics Operating Committee. Abbott is a frequent speaker at industry events including ANA, IAPP, and DAA.
Abbott graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis where he earned his degree in History. He also graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law.