Alexandra Ross

Senior Director, Senior Data Protection, Use & Ethics Counsel at Autodesk

Information Technology and Services

Education: Northwestern University - UC Hastings College of Law
San Francisco, CA, USA


Alexandra Ross is Senior Director, Senior Data Protection, Use & Ethics Counsel at Autodesk, Inc., an Advisor to BreachRx and advisor to USF's Strategic AI Program. She is also a member of Women Leaders in Data and AI (WLDA). Previously she was Senior Counsel at Paragon Legal and Associate General Counsel for Wal-Mart Stores. She is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP and PLS) and practices in San Francisco, California. She holds a law degree from Hastings College of Law and a B.S. in theater from Northwestern University. Alexandra is a recipient of the 2019 Bay Area Corporate Counsel Award – Privacy.

Alexandra launched The Privacy Guru blog in 2014 and has published an ebook Privacy for Humans (available on Amazon and iTunes).

Alexandra has spoken at RSA, IAPP, PLI and ACC conferences as well as internal Autodesk conferences. For a list of recent events see


Privacy, Security & AI Ethics by Design. Data Strategy & Governance. Mentoring.

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