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Holly Drake

As Chief Privacy Officer, Holly Drake is developing and implementing a privacy compliance program that addresses collection, use, and sharing of personal information across Ohio State.  She works in deep collaboration with faculty, staff, and students across the University to implement a simplified, unified approach to privacy compliance and establish privacy best practices. Holly is also interested in working with the Ohio State community and other universities to share thoughts and ideas on the ethical use of personal information. Learn more about the University's privacy policy.

Holly spent 18 years working as a privacy professional in the financial and insurance services industry.  She has successfully created privacy compliance programs using a pragmatic approach that balances privacy laws, the ethical use of personal information and the need of institutions to use personal information.

Holly graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Languages and Literatures from The Ohio State University and obtained her Masters of Social Work from Case Western Reserve University. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).