Staff

Meghan Land is Executive Director for Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.  She has worked with PRC since 2011, serving as Associate Director and Policy Counsel.  Her work at PRC has centered around raising awareness of privacy issues, creating valuable educational resources for the public, and advocating for strong privacy protections.  Meghan is regularly invited to speak and present on a wide range of privacy topics, and is passionate about building well-informed and empowered communities. 

Prior to joining PRC in 2011, Meghan served as a legal fellow with New Media Rights, a non-profit organization that provides one-to-one legal services to creators, entrepreneurs, and internet users.  She received her JD from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she served as Chief Executive Editor of the San Diego International Law Journal. She also holds a BA in Journalism and French from the University of Georgia.  Meghan is a member of the California Bar and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Paul Stephens is Director of Policy and Advocacy for Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.  He researches and writes educational materials for PRC’s website.  He coordinates PRC's California legislative analysis.  Stephens also represents PRC in media interviews, facilitating consumer awareness of informational privacy issues.  He has been interviewed about consumer privacy by many media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Tribune, Reuters, Bloomberg, Forbes, CBS News and CNBC. 

Prior to joining PRC in 2005, he was Assistant General Counsel for a federal agency.  Stephens has extensive experience in public policy, regulatory issues, and legislative matters. He also has specialized expertise in federal rulemaking and adjudicatory proceedings. Stephens has served as attorney-advisor to several federal commissions and boards, covering a broad range of regulatory activities.  He has developed numerous policy briefing papers and regulatory analyses and made presentations to both civilian and military agencies.  Stephens is also experienced in legislative affairs, having been responsible for analyzing numerous pieces of proposed legislation.

Bryan Mok is Communications Manager for Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. He has been tasked with creating, implementing and maintaining PRC’s communication strategies as well as guiding the organization’s brand.

Bryan has thrived within the marketing and communications world for more than 15 years: garnering a number of accolades and awards for his work along the way. During the last decade, he has specifically chosen to direct his career towards a path centered on educational and non-profit organizations. Having worked with entities ranging from large universities to non-profit start-ups, Bryan seeks to make a positive impact in the communities around him.

Beth Givens is founder and Executive Director Emeritus of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, established in 1992. In April 2018, she retired after leading the organization for nearly 26 years.

Givens has represented the interests of consumers in public policy proceedings at the state and federal levels, and has participated in numerous task forces and commissions on privacy policy.  

Givens is author of an early book on consumer privacy, The Privacy Rights Handbook: How to Take Control of Your Personal Information (Avon, 1997), and is co-author of another early guide, Privacy Piracy: A Guide to Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft (1999). She wrote the encyclopedia entries on identity theft for three encyclopedias: Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment (2002), World Book Encyclopedia (2004), and Encyclopedia of Privacy (2007).

Givens contributed a chapter on consumer and privacy rights to the 2006 book, RFID: Applications, Security and Privacy. She co-authored a chapter on identity theft with Mari Frank in Protection, Security, and Safeguards: Practical Approaches and Perspectives, edited by Dale L. June (2013). She contributed an entry on the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse to Watchdogs and Whistleblowers: A Reference Guide to Consumer Activism, edited by Stephen Brobeck and Robert N. Mayer (2015).

Prior to her work as a consumer advocate, Givens was a librarian specializing in library network development and resource sharing in Montana.

Givens has a master’s degree in Communications Management from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication, and a master’s degree in Library and Information Services from the University of Denver.