JC Cannon is the founder of Assertive Privacy, a Washington D.C.-based consulting agency. Prior to moving to DC, Cannon had a 16-year career at Microsoft where he worked on identity management and database compliance strategy. He spent 12 of those years working on online, digital privacy issues. While at Microsoft he wrote two IT-related privacy books. Before joining Microsoft, JC worked as a software consultant for companies in the United States, England, France, and Sweden. He has BS in Mathematics from the University of Texas. He is also a six-year veteran of the U.S. Navy where he fixed avionics for A6 aircraft on the flight deck of aircraft carriers. Cannon spends his free time writing science fiction books.
JC served with the Democratic office of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee (reporting to Ranking Member Levin and Ranking Member McDermott). He assisted on electronic health record privacy and interoperability and reviewing privacy standards for wellness program incentives that were expanded in the Affordable Care Act.