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Scott D. Goss

Scott D. Goss
Senior Privacy Counsel
Qualcomm Incorporated

Scott D. Goss is Senior Privacy Counsel for Qualcomm Incorporated, a global leader in wireless technologies and services.  As Qualcomm’s first attorney focusing exclusively on privacy issues, Mr. Goss leads the company’s efforts to design, create and execute a comprehensive, consistent and sustainable global privacy program. 

Under his leadership, Qualcomm’s global privacy program now encompasses a Privacy Steering Committee comprised of business, engineering, IT, HR and legal representatives from across Qualcomm and its direct and indirect subsidiaries.  Qualcomm’s privacy office also includes another attorney, a government affairs representative and an IT privacy professional.  Mr. Goss has established the role of the Privacy Office as a new functional area within the global corporation responsible for: 

  • Designing and implementing a comprehensive, corporate-wide, sustainable privacy program to facilitate legal and regulatory compliance
  • Helping drive the development and enhancement of industry-leading privacy features in all of Qualcomm’s products and services 
  • Training Qualcomm attorney’s, project managers and developers on privacy issues and privacy best practices  
  • Coordinating with Government Affairs to monitor worldwide developments in both privacy-related legal and regulatory matters as well as industry best practices
  • Representing Qualcomm in various privacy-related organizations

 Mr. Goss received his J.D. from University of California, Davis in 1998 and became a Certified Information Privacy Professional in 2005.  He started his legal career as a patent litigator for an IP boutique firm in Silicon Valley.  After two years in a law firm, he went in-house – first to a map database company and then to an online advertising company.  Mr. Goss has been with Qualcomm since 2007.