Global Privacy Officer & Senior Counsel, 23andMe
Kate Black currently serves as Privacy Officer and Corporate Counsel. Black brings a strong background in international, federal, and state privacy laws as well as health care regulations. As a member of the legal and regulatory team, she is responsible for overseeing, updating and enhancing the company's privacy and consent policies for customers in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining 23andMe, Black worked for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology of the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC. As a federal regulatory and interoperability policy analyst there, she was responsible for drafting, analyzing, and advising on federal health IT regulations and privacy and security requirements under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Black has also served as health privacy counsel for the Center for Democracy and Technology in San Francisco, CA, where she advocated for consumer civil liberties and advised state agencies and others on health IT and privacy laws. Earlier in her career, she worked on health technology policy initiatives at the Office of Science and Technology at the White House as well as serving as a pro bono researcher for The World Health Organization.