David Medine, a senior advisor with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), is the lead staff member on data protection and security. He served as chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board from 2013 to 2016. Previously, David was an attorney fellow for the US Securities and Exchange Commission and a special counsel at the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
From 2002 to 2012, he was a partner in the law firm WilmerHale, where his practice focused on privacy and data security. Prior to that he served as a senior adviser to the White House National Economic Council from 2000 to 2001.
From 1992 to 2000, David was the associate director for Financial Practices at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where, in addition to enforcing financial privacy laws, he took the lead on Internet privacy, chaired a federal advisory committee on privacy issues, and was part of the team that negotiated a privacy safe harbor agreement with the European Union. Before joining the FTC, David taught at the Indiana University (Bloomington) School of Law and the George Washington University School of Law. He earned his B.A. from Hampshire College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.