David Payne serves as Assistant General Counsel, Privacy and Security at Afiniti. He is responsible for working alongside clients to ensure compliance with global standards for data privacy and information security. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP-E), and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).
Previously, David served as Deputy General Counsel for Afilias Limited, a global Internet domain name registry. He provided the authoritative DNS and registry services for top level domains such as .info, .org, .io, and .au.
David holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, and a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of Business.
David is also an escape room and space history enthusiast.