Nikole Davenport is a regulatory compliance expert with more than 20 years of experience in information security focused on data compliance. Ms. Davenport specializes in developing data compliance programs that protect personal data from problem identification through implemented solutions.
Ms. Davenport joins FTI Consulting from Meta, where she served as the Head of Regulatory Readiness and Response Programs for WhatsApp. In this role, she led a team of experts to deliver strong programmatic execution for global data compliance, including information security, content and integrity and business regulatory strategy for WhatsApp. She assessed geographic and intra-company contagion risks and created readiness and response strategies to align the interests of product, policy, legal, engineering and marketing segments. Prior to her tenure at Meta, Ms. Davenport held the position of Chief Privacy Officer and Vice President of Privacy Programs at HITRUST Alliance. In this role, she spearheaded information security and privacy initiatives and developed a comprehensive, regulation-agnostic privacy framework. Leveraging HITRUST's renowned MyCSF platform, she ensured privacy compliance and provided assurances of privacy to various industries and jurisdictions.
During her role as Senior Manager of Cyber Risk and Data Privacy at Deloitte, Mrs. Davenport notably led a cross-discipline team of information security, data governance, regulatory compliance, and cybersecurity specialists through a 15-month project to develop a General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR") compliant privacy program for a major international cruise line. This project resulted in the establishment of a centralized governance structure, implementation of information security-enhancing technologies including OneTrust and the development of general cybersecurity and privacy training across the organization.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Davenport was a Law Partner at Chitwood Harley Harnes, LLP, where she created a comprehensive compliance program to monitor new and existing regulations across the nation. Subsequently, she founded INSIGHT. Legal. Consulting. Monitoring., a consultancy focused on analyzing information security and data breach trends in regulations, investigations, litigation, and settlements by esteemed authorities like the U.S. Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission.
Ms. Davenport holds her LL.M. from Emory Law and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law. She is a member of the Georgia Bar Association and is Certified Information Privacy Professional (“CIPP”), Certified Information Privacy Manager (“CIPM”), Fellow of Information Privacy (“FIP”), and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (“CDPSE”) certified.
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