Tufts alumnus receives data privacy award
Jonathan Wilde, E15, was named a 2023 Data Privacy Rising Star by data privacy company Privado. The award is given to professionals in recognition of their “exceptional work and accomplishments in the domain of privacy and security.” Wilde was one of five rising stars selected from a competitive pool of over 2,000 nominations and received recognition for leading data privacy efforts at social media platforms Facebook and Clubhouse. His accomplishment was featured on the NASDAQ billboard in Times Square.
The awards were announced in advance of Data Privacy Day, an international effort to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. According to CEO of Privado, Vaibhav Antil, “Ahead of Data Privacy Day, we wanted to recognize individuals doing exceptional and innovative privacy work within their organizations. We want to highlight their accomplishments and share their insights with peers across the world.”
Wilde graduated from Tufts in 2015 with a bachelor’s of science in computer science. After graduating from Tufts, Wilde spent six years working at Facebook, where he founded and led their Privacy Control Infrastructure team. During his time at Facebook, he also worked on the deployment of a UN Human Rights Council recommendation for Myanmar's 2017 Rohingya refugee crisis. Wilde currently leads privacy, security, and trust & safety engineering for social audio app Clubhouse.