Shared Responsibility: How Blackboard Tackled Privacy in the Cloud with AWS & WireWheel


As a Software-as-Service (SaaS) provider to educational institutions, Blackboard manages the personal information of millions of students. The company’s innovative privacy-by-design strategy leverages AWS’s shared responsibility model and WireWheel’s privacy and data protection platform to set a new standard for data privacy management in the cloud.

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Access this webinar to learn how Blackboard:

  • Leveraged Amazon Web Services (AWS) to protect sensitive data using advanced, cloud-based architecture and security controls.
  • Streamlined privacy operations and required documentation to accelerate compliance with GDPR, CCPA and emerging privacy laws.
  • Removed friction from the development process and deployed faster.
  • Build customer trust to accelerate sales.
  • Integrated AWS and WireWheel enabling teams to collaborate on privacy management, with complete visibility over data location, classification and activity.

About the Speakers

Justin Antonipillai

Founder and CEO, WireWheel

Justin is recognized as one of the leading experts on privacy and data protection. Prior to WireWheel, he led a number of important international dialogues as Acting U.S. Under Secretary on privacy, including the EU-US Privacy Shield negotiations and GDPR outreach.

Trevor Hansen

Startup Partner Solution Architect, AWS

Trevor has worked in a wide range of technical roles with some of the world’s most recognized accelerators, incubators and venture capitalist firms. Now he works closely with the Startup Business Development team to help design, architect, implement cloud-based solutions, drive technical enablement, got-to-market strategies and global expansion.

Stephan Geering

Global Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel, Blackboard

Stephan is the Global Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel at Blackboard, a leading education technology company, serving over 100 million learners and educators in 90 countries.  He was formerly Citigroup’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Chief Privacy Officer.  He is a Swiss qualified lawyer and was Deputy Data Protection Commissioner of one of the Swiss regional data protection authorities.

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