About Privacy Ready

Founded by Jeff Nicol, Privacy Ready, LLC, is an independent privacy consulting firm focused on developing comprehensive and effective corporate privacy compliance programs.

Previously, Mr. Nicol was Intel’s first privacy compliance manager, responsible for defining Intel’s privacy principles, policies, and compliance procedures. Under his tenure as privacy compliance manager, Jeff defined and refined Intel’s privacy principles, policies, and compliance activities. Intel was one of the first companies to earn both the TRUSTe and BBBOnLine privacy seals, and was an early signatory of the US Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor program.

Prior to joining Intel in 1990, Jeff worked in treasury for Altos Computers. He is a graduate of California State University's International Business Program

Mr. Nicol is a past member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and the Privacy Steering Committee for the Better Business Bureau OnLine. He also was a member of the Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) Outreach Working Group.

Privacy Ready is currently a member of the:

Other Privacy-related engagments include:

  • Incorporating Privacy Needs into Existing Technical Solutions” at the 10/29/03 TRUSTe Practical Privacy Workshop in Chicago- panel speaker
  • Code to the Rescue: Can Technology Solve Privacy Concerns?” at the IAPP Privacy Data Security Academy & Expo in Chicago on 10/30/03
  • Pacific Rim Computer Law Institute - Guest lecturer on Children’s Privacy
  • EICTA - Guest speaker on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs)

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