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Committed to Doing the Right Thing

We commit to Doing the Right Thing for our employees, our customers, and our shareholders. Our Board and management governance structures and risk management policies and processes support our commitment and are designed to promote accountability, transparency, and ethical behavior in everything we do.

The Discover Board is the result of our on-going commitment to governance, reflecting diversity across race and ethnicity, gender, age, tenure, and background.”

Hope D. Mehlman
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

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23% of our Board of Directors are People of Color.
31% of our Board of Directors are women.
50% of our Board committees are chaired by women.
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“Risk management is embedded in everything we do; our unique business model and values-based culture allows us to remain focused on our customers throughout their journey, as well as meet commitments to our shareholders, communities, and fellow employees.” 

Kwabena Poku
Vice President Enterprise, Operational, and Model Risk Management 

Cybersecurity and data privacy

As a leader in online banking, we know that cybersecurity is vital. We prioritize the security of our employees’ and customers’ data, and ensure they have the information and skills they need to protect themselves. 

Icon showing blue cloud overlapped by lock. Copy says free Online Privacy Protection1 for customers: this year, Discover® launched Online Privacy Protection, a free benefit that helps customers remove their personal information from popular websites that sell private data. Both credit card and bank customers can activate it in the Discover mobile app.
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“Discover is a trusted brand, and we take that responsibility seriously. We work diligently to safeguard the processes and technology that protect our customers and the data they entrust to us. For 2023, we’ll continue to provide a safe and secure experience for customers and employees using Discover Products, Services and Data by improving on what we've learned in 2022.” 

Shaun Khalfan
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)  

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For more information, download our 2022 report.

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Updated 05/15/2023

1 Online Privacy Protection is offered by Discover Bank at no cost and is only available in the mobile app. Approximately every 90 days, we will scan your online personal information at 10 select people-search sites and submit opt-out requests on your behalf. Types of personal information found on these sites will vary.