PICCASO Privacy Awards Europe Shortlist for 2023 Revealed

The PICCASO Privacy Awards Europe is delighted to announce its cohort of shortlisted individuals, teams, initiatives, and organisations for 2023.

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After the tremendous success of the inaugural PICCASO Privacy Award awards in 2022, the awards are making a grand return in 2023, and growing to include nominations from across Europe.

Given the impressive track record of past winners like BT Group, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, and Royal Mail, it comes as no surprise that the 2023 Awards received an overwhelming response.

Shortlisted categories include the Best Privacy Programme Award, Best Privacy Culture Improvement Award, Most Impactful Privacy Product, and numerous others, making up a total of 19 categories. With over 150 finalists competing, the stage is set for an exciting and highly competitive event.

Winners will be announced on 8 November 2023 at The Brewery, in London. The evening promises to be a celebration like no other!

Representing the themes of Privacy, InfoSec, Culture, Change, Awareness, Societal, and Organisation, the PICCASO Privacy Awards Europe recognise the people and organisations making outstanding contributions to this dynamic and fast-growing sector—from the professionals ensuring their companies meet increasingly complex privacy requirements, to the academics, vendors and engineers developing privacy thought leadership and innovative solutions.

From countries all across Europe, leading privacy professionals, teams and organisations have made it on to the shortlist, which will now be reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges including: Anna Zeiter ( eBay); Bojana Bellamy (CIPL); Cecilia Alvarez (Meta); Florian Thomas (Accenture); Isabelle Vereecken (EDPB); Nick Graham (Dentons); Sarah Armstrong-Smith (Microsoft); Simon Hania (Uber); Steve Wood (PrivacyX Consulting); William Malcolm (Google).


Paul Jordan, Chair of PICCASO:

“We’ve had a remarkable uptake in nominations from all over Europe for this years’ PICCASO Privacy Awards 2023 edition, this is really a fantastic testament to the privacy industry as a whole. On behalf of all involved at PICCASO and GRC World Forums I’d like to thank the community for their continued enthusiasm and support for the Awards. As we handover to our esteemed panel of judges, congratulations to all that have been shortlisted and wishing you the best of luck! Looking forward to seeing you all in London come November as we recognize and honour our peers and friends”.

Vivienne Artz OBE, Vice Chair of PICCASO:
“Congratulations to each of the individuals, teams and firms who have been shortlisted in the PICCASO Privacy Awards 2023 for your ingenuity, team work and expertise – you are an inspiration to the entire privacy and data security sector. I look forward to celebrating with you on 8 November 2023 at The Brewery in London, and learning more about each of your tremendous achievements, which together, elevates the privacy sector.”

Nick James, GRC World Forums, founder:

“All shortlisted nominees deserve huge congratulations for outstanding achievements shown in their respective fields. Each expert has demonstrated sustained dedication to moving the dial on privacy innovation, thought leadership and action to ensure privacy by design is present in all our lives, whether at home or in the office.”

Full shortlist

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Best Privacy Programme Award

  • Jamie Hawkins, Pearson Plc
  • Superstruct Entertainment Ltd
  • Dentsu International
  • Parliament Hill
  • LSEG Privacy Programme, The London Stock Exchange
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
  • Nokia Privacy Team, Nokia
  • MSCI Privacy Office, MSCI Ltd
  • Vodafone
  • Redtorch
  • Samsara
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Best Privacy Culture Improvement Award

  • Andrew Kinglake, Connells Group
  • BT Data Behaviours & Culture Team, BT
  • Agnès Terreau, ManpowerGroup Switzerland
  • Boundless by CSMA
  • Syngenta
  • Team SNC-Lavalin, SNC-Lavalin
  • Privacy Culture at Stripe, Stripe
  • María Asunción Rancé Giménez-Salinas, Glovoapp23 S.A.
  • Camelot’s Privacy and Data Management Team, Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd
  • Notting Hill Genesis, Notting Hill Housing
  • Ascentis AO, Ascentis
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Most Impactful Privacy Product

  • QueryLayer
  • OBASHI, International Data Flows Ltd
  • Nixon Digital
  • C2 Risk
  • decareto GmbH
  • Zivver
  • Wrangu
  • APIMS Privacy Management Software, APIMS Ltd
  • Anonos
  • GovernID
  • Simple Analytics
  • Secretarium Ltd
  • The Bridge Group Ltd (trading as The TrustBridge)
  • Synthesized LTD
  • Horizon Platform, Privacy Culture
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Privacy Leader: Consulting

  • Caroline Watson, Cognizant Worldwide
  • Robert Grosvenor, Alvarez and Marsal
  • Noris Ismail, Noris Ismail Consulting, Strategy & Policy Ltd
  • Nicola Flannery, Deloitte Ireland LLP
  • Lisa Lundin, Knowit Cybersecurity & Law
  • Nina Bryant, FTI Technology
  • Sachinkumar Gupta, Property Hub Ltd
  • Onur Korucu, TerzionDX
  • Ranu Dangi Bhandari, Privacy Culture
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Privacy Leader: Legal

  • Rocio de la Cruz, Aria Grace Law CIC
  • Patricia González Ulecia Blanco Soler, Logitech Inc
  • Rachael Annear, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Claude-Etienne Armingaud, K&L Gates
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Privacy Leader: Tech

  • Paul Withers, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Bertrand Foing, Secretarium Ltd
  • James Leigh, Pimloc
  • Marcelo Canha, Keywords Studios
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Privacy Leader: Academia

  • Caroline Lancelot Miltgen, AUDENCIA Business School
  • Vasileios Karagiannopoulos, University of Portsmouth
  • Inga Graef, Tilburg University
  • Theodore Christakis, University of Grenoble
  • Paola Galvez, University of Oxford
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Privacy Writer/Author

  • Suzanne Dibble, Small Business Legal Academy
  • Anna Baldin, OneTrust
  • Robert Baugh, Keepabl
  • Dr Maria Moloney, PrivacyEngine
  • W Kuan Hon, Dentons
  • Mathieu Gorge, Mathieu Gorge
  • Emma Martins, Office of the Data Protection Authority
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Privacy Award for Achievement

  • Evie Kyriakides-Stenhouse, Natura & Co
  • Susan (Sue) Gold, Previous Associate General Counsel until December 2023
  • Ashley Winton, Mishcon de Reya LLP
  • Nick Holland, Shoosmiths LLP
  • Robert Bond, Privacy Partnership Group
  • Dr. Valerie Lyons, BH Consulting
  • Emma Martins, Office of the Data Protection Authority
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Privacy Champion

  • Max Neo, Envision Digital U.K. Ltd
  • Jacob Brown, ITAD Ltd
  • Odvar Bjerkholt, BT Group
  • Jamal Ahmed, Kazient Privacy Experts
  • Elisabeth Mackay, PA Consulting
  • Bernard Helou, Schibsted Media
  • Marcelo Canha, Keywords Studios
  • Monika Tomczak-Gorlikowska, Prosus Group
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Best Educator

  • Basil (Vassilios) Manoussos, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Noha Amin, TLT LLP
  • Teresa Adams, CARE Foundation Trust
  • Maria Koslunova, Chainalysis
  • Bev McGowan, The Specialists Hub
  • Joyce Allen, Freevacy Ltd
  • Kirsty Bougourd, The Office of the Data Protection Authority
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Rising Star

  • Ashleigh Cooper, Charities Aid Foundation
  • Yanya Viskovich, Accenture
  • Monica Jarlhage, Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Olivia Fraser, Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • Natalie Mason-Bass, SNC-Lavalin
  • Allan All, WALLESS
  • Emma Godfree, iSTORM
  • Louis Ricci, UK Direct Business Solutions
  • Wathagi Ndungu, ZEISS Group
  • Martin Jancovic, Metro Bank
  • Dani Dhiman, techUK
  • Jose Belo, Shell
  • Rachael Annear, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Mrs. Lin Boo, Boo Consulting Ltd
  • Jared Browne, Fexco
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Outstanding DPO

  • Linda Thielova, OneTrust
  • Ellie Dowsett, CP Data Protection
  • Luca Nevano, Becton Dickinson
  • Gillian Cossey, Virgin Atlantic
  • Jennifer Aikins-Appiah, Intelliflo
  • Hayley Youngs, ManpowerGroup
  • Victoria van Roosmalen, Coosto
  • Sue Khan, Flo Health UK Ltd
  • Bahzad Brifkani, Notting Hill Genesis Housing Association
  • John Hield, Veolia
  • Caroline Goulding, TikTok
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Best Innovative Privacy Project

  • EarthID
  • Hazy Synthetic Data, Hazy
  • The Western Union Process Inventory Project, Western Union
  • Privacy Hub, Wrangu
  • Noventiq's Privacy & Security Team, Noventiq
  • FlyingBinary, Information Commissioner's Office
  • Global Data Residency Initiative, Iron Mountain
  • Information Commissioner’s Office – Innovation Advice Service
  • BLOKK, Revoke Ltd
  • Midlands Ultrasound and Medical Services
  • Stripe Privacy Fellowship Program, Stripe
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Privacy Team of the Year

  • Royal Mail Group’s Privacy Team, Royal Mail
  • Cognizant Global Data Responsibility & Privacy Delivery Team, Cognizant Worldwide
  • The John Lewis Partnership Data Privacy Office, The John Lewis Partnership
  • Santander Data Privacy Team, Santander U.K.
  • Virgin Atlantic Privacy Team, Virgin Atlantic
  • Pembroke Privacy Consultant Team, Pembroke Privacy Ltd
  • BNY Mellon’s Privacy Team, BNY Mellon
  • Revolut Data Protection and Privacy Team, Revolut
  • Deliveroo Global Data Protection Team, Deliveroo
  • Panetta Priv Tech Team, Panetta Law Firm
  • Stephenson Harwood's Data Protection Team, Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • Privacy Ninjas, Sopra Steria Benelux SA, Information Governance Department - Regulatory & Compliance unit
  • Calligo Privacy Team, Calligo (UK) Ltd
  • Dornan Data Protection Department (DPD), Dornan Engineering Group
  • Cabinet Office Data Privacy and Compliance Team, Cabinet Office
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Bridging the Privacy and Security Gap Award

  • Kate Barecchia, Imperva
  • Alex Bryant, Live Nation Entertainment
  • Andrea Trocino, Matches Fashion
  • Rebecca Richards, Strident Technology Ltd
  • MHR International Privacy and Security Team, MHR International (UK) Ltd
  • YouGov plc Data Privacy and Information Security Teams, YouGov plc
  • Gabriele Fiata, SAP
  • LJMU Privacy and Security Teams, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Alexandre Horvath, Cryptix AG
  • Ilias Chantzos, BroadCom
  • Philip Harrison, Janus Henderson Investors
  • Max Buchan, Worldr
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Privacy Executive of the Year

  • Zhan Wang, Envision Digital UK. Ltd
  • Ralph Arundell, Harrow School
  • Ashley Roughton, Vincent House
  • Emerald de Leeuw, Logitech
  • Mike Morrissey, PrivacyEngine
  • Eric Bedell, Franklin Templeton
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ESG Privacy Initiative

  • ProxyAddress
  • Amelia Todd, Booking.com
  • Dr. Valerie Lyons, BH Consulting
  • PA, PA Consulting
  • Graham Thomas, KPMG LLP
  • DataProtected by SafePorter, SafePorter Secure Ltd
  • LJMU Privacy and Security Digital Wellbeing and Awareness Project, Liverpool John Moores University


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International Privacy Protection Award

  • Muriel Sablayrolles, Privaworld
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
  • Worldr
  • Calligo Privacy Team, Calligo UK Ltd
  • Marcelo Canha, Keywords Studios
  • Patrick Boscher, PABORA OU
  • Emerald de Leeuw, Logitech


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