About Charles 

With over a decade of experience leading and transforming privacy programs across the Federal Government, Charles Cutshall is one of the most trusted privacy professionals working in Washington, D.C. today. 


Since 2019, he has served as the Chief Privacy Officer for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) where he is responsible for managing privacy risks to individuals and to the Commission associated with the processing of personally identifiable information and for providing policy

and programmatic oversight of the CFTC’s privacy program.  In 2020, the CFTC became the first Federal agency to adopt the NIST Privacy Framework.


Prior to joining the CFTC, Charles served in the Executive Office of the President where he was responsible for overseeing Federal agencies’ privacy programs, developing Federal privacy policy, and helping Federal agencies solve privacy problems. His prior experience also includes developing enterprise-wide privacy policies and supporting privacy compliance programs at both the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security.


Charles is both a certified information systems security professional and a certified information privacy professional.  In 2019, the International Association of Privacy Professional designated Charles as a Fellow of Information Privacy.


Charles holds a B.A. and M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

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