Global software, data, and intelligence firm ZoomInfo appointed Simon McDougall as its first chief compliance officer.

The appointment comes as ZoomInfo expands its global operations in London.

With more than two decades of international experience in data privacy, McDougall will oversee ZoomInfo’s compliance function. Most recently, he was deputy commissioner for the Information Commissioner’s Office, the U.K.’s independent authority that upholds information rights and promotes openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

McDougall will advance one of ZoomInfo’s core missions of providing transparency about how it collects and uses its professional contact data and upholds individuals’ rights to privacy. McDougall will advise on best practices for ZoomInfo and its customers regarding privacy, building trust in how data is used and supporting compliance with the evolving range of privacy regulations around the world, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union.

Previously, he built privacy consulting practices at Promontory, an IBM company, and Deloitte, working with clients from a range of sectors in Europe, the United States, and Asia. He also served on the board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.