Victoria Watts, LLB
Vice President, Privacy and Global Data Protection Officer
Victoria Watts, CIPT, is the Global Data Protection Officer at Premier Research. She has compliance and legal risk management experience in a variety of industries, most recently within clinical research. Ms. Watts has extensive experience formulating, operationalizing, and implementing data protection compliance programs and is an expert in interpreting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as it relates to clinical research. Prior to joining Premier Research, she held positions of increasing responsibility in the fields of data protection and legal compliance.
Ms. Watts has a Master of Studies from the University of Oxford and both a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Law in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Royal Holloway, University of London. In the field of data protection, she is a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) and holds other relevant certifications. Ms. Watts is currently a member of the Training Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as well as a key contributor to the European CRO Federation (EUCROF) initiative to draft a GDPR Code of Conduct for the CRO industry.