👋 Hi there!
I'm Jonathan Wilde, an engineering leader that's led responses for the riskiest and highest-profile privacy problems in the world, at fast-moving companies small and large.
I develop pragmatic, engineering-friendly solutions for "impossible" problems:
Building the first version of Clubhouse's privacy-aware data layer in a couple days, and getting multiple teams using it in production within the first week.
Migrating one of the industry's largest contact databases to use client-side hashing in under 4 weeks with no downtime, to acclaim from international privacy experts.
Founding and leading Meta’s Privacy Control Infra team to rapidly find and wrangle 1000+ products across 200+ teams to comply with US regulatory obligations.
I write and speak about privacy engineering. Selected talks, chapters, and podcasts:
"Deletion: From Startup to Scaleup" — Privacy: Applied, Proactive, Innovative, Volume II, February 2023
"Building Engineering-Friendly Privacy Programs" — Privado Data Privacy Stars 2023, January 2023
"A Lawyer, an Engineer, and a Marketer Walk Into A Bar..." — IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. in Austin, TX, October 2022
In the past, I've been a Tech Lead Manager at Clubhouse supporting privacy, security, and trust & safety engineering. And prior to that, I spent 6 years at Meta, where I founded and led their Privacy Control Infra team, led deployment of a UN Human Rights Council recommendation for the 2017 Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar, and worked on products to support people through difficult life moments.