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NYU CUSP Announces Lynn A. Goldstein as Chief Data Officer

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Brooklyn, NY — August 29, 2013: NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), today announced that Lynn A. Goldstein, former Privacy General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at JPMorgan Chase, has been appointed CUSP’s Chief Data Officer. Ms. Goldstein joins the CUSP leadership team as the Center prepares to welcome its inaugural class this fall.

“We are very pleased that Lynn has decided to join our team at CUSP,” said Dr. Steven Koonin, Director of CUSP. “Her experience at JPMorgan Chase will be a great resource for our administration, faculty and students as we embark on our journey to define the emerging field of Urban Informatics.  As CUSP pursues its mission to collect and analyze data about urban environments, it is keenly aware of the concerns regarding privacy and access to data.  The addition of a Chief Data Officer to the leadership team is a significant step towards advancing CUSP’s research agenda while addressing issues related to privacy and data protection.”

As Chief Data Officer, Ms. Goldstein will provide guidance, strategic direction and coordination of compliance with privacy, confidentiality, and data protection laws and regulations.  She will aid in the implementation of organizational and procedural measures to ensure appropriate data access as well as the establishment of an independent data access advisory committee.

“This role at CUSP presents a unique and challenging opportunity in an area that I have become very familiar with over the years,” said Lynn Goldstein. “I look forward to working alongside CUSP’s administration to develop data integrity strategies that best serve the Center’s research mission.”

As Privacy General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at JPMorgan Chase, Ms. Goldstein coordinated and oversaw the company’s global compliance with privacy, confidentiality, secrecy and data protection laws and regulations. Prior to this position, she also held other positions at JPMorgan Chase predecessor entities including Card Services General Counsel and Head of Litigation.

Ms. Goldstein was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Syracuse University and Northwestern University School of Law, and an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. She has two articles published in the Chicago-Kent Law Review and authored a chapter on the use of jury consultants in Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel. As a participant in various industry organizations and regulatory meetings, Ms. Goldstein is a frequent speaker on privacy and data protection topics.

About CUSP

CUSP is an applied science research institute created by New York University and NYU-Poly with a consortium of world-class universities and leading international tech companies. At the heart of its academic program, CUSP will investigate and develop solutions to the challenges that face cities around the world. The Center will be the first program to assemble a global consortium to focus on this area of research and development at this scale, making it the world’s leading authority in the emerging field of “urban informatics.”  For more news and information on CUSP, click here.

Media Contacts:

Kim Alfred, CUSP – 917.392.0859

kim.alfred@nyu.edu

John Marino, The Marino Organization – 212.889.0808

john@themarino.org

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