The Rise of Privacy Tech

The Rise of Privacy Tech is an initiative to bring together privacy tech founders, investors, experts, and advocates. Together, we evangelize and fuel the rise of privacy innovation.

Our Mission

Our mission is to evangelize privacy innovation and fuel the rise of privacy technologies.


Our Vision

Our vision is a world where technology is designed and engineered with privacy in mind, serving humans and respecting their privacy.

Our Leadership

Our Founder and Chief Privacy Tech Evangelist, Lourdes M. Turrecha, is a privacy and security strategist, entrepreneur, advisor, and reformed Silicon Valley lawyer. She has advised 100+ tech companies, startups, and global entities on privacy and data protection throughout her career.

She founded The Rise of Privacy Tech after observing the exciting developments in the privacy tech landscape and hearing from privacy tech founders, investors, fellow domain experts, and evangelists about their challenges and needs in this space.

Our Advisors

Michelle Finneran-Dennedy


Fatima Khan

Sr. Counsel Privacy & Product
Okta, Inc. 

Melanie Ensign

Founder & CEO
Discernible, Inc.

Debra Farber

Privacy Tech Startups

Gilbert Hill

Privacy Technologist & Entrepreneur