General Counsel & Chief Privacy and People Officer
Carol DiBattiste is General Counsel & Chief Privacy and People Officer at comScore. Ms. DiBattiste brings extensive legal, privacy, compliance and human resources leadership experience from both the public and private sectors to the company.
She advises the company on all legal matters, including strategic corporate initiatives, technology alliances, business transactions and intellectual property protection, litigation, and also oversees the company’s human resources and facilities departments. As Chief Privacy Officer, Ms. DiBattiste is responsible for establishing the company's privacy and data security policies, overseeing the implementation of such policies, and educating legislators, the press, industry and consumer groups and the general public about the company's approach and commitments to consumer privacy.
Prior to joining comScore, she served as the Executive in Charge and Vice Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Ms. DiBattiste’s public sector work also included senior executive positions in the Departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security. Among her many distinguished roles, she served as the Under Secretary of the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, where she led a $70 billion, 710,000 military and civilian department responsible for recruiting, training and education, and readiness, and earlier as Principal Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Navy. She was also the Deputy Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security, where she led a $5.3 billion, 55,000-employee agency. Ms. DiBattiste also served as a federal prosecutor and Deputy United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida and as the Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, where she led the operations of the 94 United States Attorneys’ Offices nationwide.
In the private sector, Ms. DiBattiste served as Chief Privacy Officer at ChoicePoint, where she also served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. ChoicePoint was acquired by Reed Elsevier/LexisNexis during her tenure. At LexisNexis/Reed Elsevier, she served as Senior Vice President, Privacy and Security. She has also served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer at Geeknet, Inc., and Chief Legal, Privacy and Administrative Officer at Education Management Corporation. Previously, Ms. DiBattiste was a partner in the international law firm of Holland & Knight, where her specialties included government relations, corporate diversity counseling, and civil and criminal litigation.
Ms. DiBattiste graduated with a B.A. from LaSalle University and holds a J.D. from Temple University School of Law and an LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law. In addition, she has completed the Strategic Leadership Program at Harvard Business School and served in the U.S. Air Force as an officer and judge advocate (JAG).