Ekaterina Lyapustina

Privacy Strategist

Ekaterina “Katya” Lyapustina is a seasoned privacy champion and compliance specialist with deep experience driving strategic privacy compliance for Fortune 500 companies across a wide variety of industries. A Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), she is a well-recognized thought leader in the space and a trusted expert navigating clients through the complexities of technology and data privacy, ensuring compliance with international, US state, and industry-specific laws.

Ekaterina provides a comprehensive range of privacy services, including compliant gap assessments, privacy impact assessments, and the development of comprehensive privacy programs. Her clients span various industries, from communications and energy to financial services, healthcare, retail, and information technology.

She provides clients with comprehensive data privacy strategy reviews and technology recommendations for companies to align with globally relevant data privacy standards – particularly for those seeking rapid expansion in the U.S., UK, EU, and UAE markets.

In previous positions, Ekaterina worked cross-functionally to embed robust privacy controls, including privacy by design practices, across clients systems, products, offers, and services. She led privacy compliance by implementing strategic priorities, identifying and managing privacy risks, and ensuring alignment with the Code of Conduct, Privacy Policy, Procedures, and Standards. Additionally, she conducted and advised on Privacy Impact Assessments, collaborated with business teams to develop and maintain compliance standards and procedures, and actively engaged in complex strategic projects involving various teams within and outside the Privacy Office.

Ekaterina is an active member of International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and a OneTrust Certified Privacy Management professional. She earned a Masters in Business Administration from Drexel University.

Practice Areas

Data Privacy & Security

Admitted to Practice


Drexel University, MBA in Marketing
Temple University, BA in Public Relations

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Member
  • IAPP CIPM (Certified Information Privacy Manager