Consumer Privacy Ombudsman Law and Legal Definition

A consumer privacy ombudsman refers to a person appointed by a bankruptcy court to protect the privacy of a consumer debtor in a bankruptcy proceeding. S/he protects the privacy of a consumer debtor in the event the trustee sells or leases the debtor’s property, if it contains personal information on consumers.

The following is an example of a case law on consumer privacy ombudsman:

A trustee, in bankruptcy cases need to conduct hearing in case of use, sell, or lease of property of the estate. The court shall order the U.S. trustee to appoint, not later than 7 days before the commencement of the hearing, one disinterested person (other than the U.S. trustee) to serve as the consumer privacy ombudsman in the case and shall require that notice of such hearing be timely given to such ombudsman. [11 USCS § 332].