Head shot of Pell Center adjunct fellow Ellen Giblin smiling at the camera.

Ellen Giblin

Adjunct Fellow

Areas of Expertise

  • International and domestic cybersecurity
  • Including cyber hacking
  • Response and remediation
  • Cyber-attacks and data breach.
  • Data security, including information/classification
  • Records management, vendor management and enterprise risk management.


  • B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • M.A., Boston College
  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School


Giblin is the North American Privacy Officer for Phillips. Formerly, she was the Chief Privacy Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital & Foundations. She provides legal advice and guidance in all aspects of international privacy law, data protection, data security, cybersecurity and data breach response laws including compliance with HIPAA, GLBA and state data breach and data security laws. Giblin is an expert in records management, risk management, vendor management, background checks under the FCRA and laws relating to monitoring employees in the digital workplace. In addition, she possesses a senior risk management, records management, data classification and mapping, information protection, and data breach analysis and response background and extensive US, Canadian, EU compliance and contract negotiation experience. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in Canadian, US Government and all in all USA states and territories.

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