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Emerald de Leeuw

Expert on Data Protection

Emerald de Leeuw

Expert on Data Protection

Emerald de Leeuw-Goggin stands out as a luminary in privacy and AI Governance. Awarded Privacy Executive of the Year in 2023, she merges legal expertise, technological insight, and business acumen, making her a pivotal voice in shaping international privacy and AI governance discussions. She is currently the Global Head of Privacy and AI Governance at Logitech.

Emerald initiated her journey in privacy with the creation of a privacy-tech company, stemming from her master thesis on the GDPR. Her endeavors earned her the accolade of European Young Innovator of the Year in 2017, and a spot in Forbes’ 100 European Female Founders to Watch.

As a speaker, Emerald has a unique talent for demystifying complex subjects, making them fun and relatable for her audience. Her engaging style has captivated attendees at TEDx, the Dublin Tech Summit, Women in Tech Network, the Global Privacy Assembly, CPDP, and the Privacy Symposium. She skillfully navigates topics like privacy, AI governance, and the empowerment of female entrepreneurs, making them accessible and enjoyable for a diverse, global audience.

Emerald’s academic background is impressive, with two First-Class Honours master’s degrees in E-Law & Intellectual Property Law, and Business Information Systems, further enhanced by executive education at Stanford Graduate School of Business. She also serves on the external advisory board of the leading School of Law at University College Cork in Ireland.

More than just a speaker, Emerald de Leeuw-Goggin is a visionary and influential figure, revolutionising the landscape of privacy and AI governance. Her ability to translate complex ideas into engaging, understandable concepts makes her an ideal choice for events aiming to educate, engage, and entertain discerning audiences.


  • AI Governance
  • Leadership
  • Privacy and Data Protection – Their Role in Protecting Civil Liberties and DEI
  • Women in Tech
  • Data Ethics
  • Entrepreneurship.


“Emerald was great to work with. She was very patient and accommodating of our various requirements and delivered an excellent presentation for our clients who are primarily based in Canada. She not only tailored her GDPR Masterclass presentation to the needs of our clients, but was also flexible and knowledgeable enough to adapt the content even during delivery to reflect what other speakers had already mentioned. Given her in-depth knowledge of the topic, and her outstanding delivery of the Masterclass webinar, we would most definitely work with Emerald again should the opportunity arise.”

– Naomi Gilker – | Vice Consul & Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada in Ireland

“It has been a great pleasure to have recently worked with Emerald in a professional capacity. My team has been impressed with Emerald’s ability to bring life to a mundane topic. More importantly, her communication skills and expert knowledge, combined with practical business acumen has made this daunting task relatively easy.”  

– Mary Byrne – CEO Statistical Solutions


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