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K Royal, JD, PhD

Dr. K Royal is a highly accomplished attorney and compliance professional with a remarkable 25-year track record in the legal and health-related domains. As a privacy expert, she brings unparalleled expertise in privacy laws, breach management, compliance, training, and program development. With a keen interest in technology and its evolving landscape, K possesses a comprehensive perspective when implementing or overseeing global privacy initiatives and co-hosts the top-recognized podcast on privacy and cyber law, Serious Privacy. .

Throughout her career, K's dedication to the legal field has earned her prestigious accolades, including recognition as a Phoenix Forty-under-40 honoree and one of Arizona's top pro bono attorneys along with Member of the Year with the Association of Corporate Counsel. Her primary focus lies in regulatory and privacy compliance, while she passionately engages in civic education, youth outreach, diversity initiatives, and leadership training.

In addition to her professional achievements, K is an esteemed adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, contributing her knowledge to the legal minds of the future. Notably, she achieved her Ph.D. in Public Affairs with her dissertation on Privacy Compliance in US Universities, further solidifying her commitment to academic excellence.

Actively involved in various professional associations, including IAPP, ACC, and the State Bar of Arizona, K lends her expertise to these organizations while serving on the boards of multiple non-profit ventures. Her unwavering dedication to privacy advocacy and community service makes her an inspiring force in the world of compliance and beyond.

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