Apple’s Chief Privacy Offer Jane Horvath will be leaving the Cupertino firm to join a law firm, according to a report by Bloomberg. Horvath has been with Apple for more than a decade, serving as Apple’s privacy head for the last few years. Before that, Horvath served as senior director of global privacy at the company.
Horvath has also worked at Google and was Chief Privacy Officer of the U.S. Department of Justice. Going forward, Horvath will join the law firm Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher LLP, which has worked with Apple in the past and that represented Apple in its legal battle against Epic Games.
During her time as Chief Privacy Officer, Horvath spoke about privacy publicly on behalf of Apple on several occasions, including CES in 2020 and the 2022 Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection conference in Brussels.
Horvath was also responsible for Apple’s dealings with trade groups and Capitol Hill, as well as compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe.
Apple has not provided details on who will replace Horvath.