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Taryn Kilkenny Crane

Practice Leader


Executive Summary

Taryn Crane is the Privacy & Data Protection Practice Leader at BDO. She has a focus in Privacy, Data Protection, and Privacy Technology services, and has consulting experience working across several markets including hospitality, retail, financial services, insurance, technology, life science, industrial, and nonprofits.

Taryn has experience advising and delivering privacy program solutions ranging from maturity assessments, program development, technology implementation. With a cross-functional background in risk management, data modeling, and business process management, she can effectively engage across executive leadership, business units, and technology teams to reconcile regulatory requirements and design risk-based, practical solutions.

Taryn has served clients as their outsourced Privacy Officer, driving program strategy and leading the implementation of various privacy initiatives to comply with global and domestic data privacy regulations. She serves as an outsourced Data Protection Officer (DPO), providing guidance and monitoring compliance for multiple global companies.​ Prior to BDO, Taryn worked at a global technology company where she provided data analytics and optimization services to her clients including data mapping and modeling, user experience (UX) design, and data program management.

She is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/US Private Sector (CIPP/US), Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University