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Department of Economics

Jeff Nicol

  • Graduated: 1989
  • Field: Technology

Jeff Nicol, who graduated in 1989 with a BA in Economics and a BS in Business, is a senior privacy analyst with Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon.  While a student at Chico State, Jeff was a business exchange student at the University of London, studying comparative US-EU business practices.  Jeff was also a cost accounting intern at Mood Publications in spring of 1988. During the summer of 1988 he was a team business analyst intern with men’s lacrosse. 

After graduation Jeff went to work as cash administrator for Altos Computer Systems where he managed a $45 million portfolio and hedged foreign currency. In 1990 Jeff signed on with Intel as a strategic accounts customer service representative.  In 1993 Intel promoted Jeff to business analyst and in 1995 Intel promoted him to technical program manager, a position that he kept until mid-1999, when he was promoted to global privacy compliance manager. 

While working for Intel Jeff also found time to start his own company, Privacy Ready LLC  in Hood River, Oregon.  He was an “industry consultant on privacy topics such as strategy development, policy authoring, training, compliance auditing/monitoring, self-regulatory mechanisms (e.g. TRUST), data protection regulations, and issue management,” according to his LinkedIn page.   Jeff managed this firm from its founding in 2013 until 2014.

 Since 2017 Jeff has been senior privacy manager at Intel where he conducts, “Privacy office/operations work, including conducting privacy impact assessments (PIA), and extensive preparations for the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),” according to his LinkedIn page.  (Last Updated 6/13/18)

Portrait of Jeff Nicol