John Pitts is the Global Head of Policy for Plaid, a financial services technology company. In his role as Head of Policy, John advocates for consumers’ right to access, share, and control their financial data. He also advocates for financial data practices based on consumer-first principles of transparency, permission, and privacy. John sits on the board of the Financial Data Exchange and is the Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. He has consulted on financial data and consumer protection laws and regulations in the United States, Canada, the UK, the European Union, and Australia.