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Yael Weinman

Formerly of ITI

Areas of Expertise:
Global privacy, data protection and data security, OECD and APEC privacy initiatives

Favorite Innovation:
Electric pencil sharpener

As ITI’s Vice President for Global Privacy Policy and General Counsel, Yael promotes balanced approaches to privacy that enhance innovation while also protecting an individual’s personal data. Yael focuses her efforts both domestically and internationally and works with numerous stakeholders to develop smart, effective strategies that will ensure privacy protections but enable the technology sector to continue to innovate and develop new products and services.


Prior to joining ITI, Yael spent more than ten years at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), most recently serving as an attorney advisor to Commissioner Julie Brill. Prior to that role, she spent seven years in the FTC’s Office of International Affairs where she worked on international policy issues and enforcement cooperation in the areas of privacy and data security. She also served on the U.S. government delegations to several international organizations, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Party on Information Security and Privacy (WPISP), and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Electronic Commerce Steering Group and Data Privacy Subgroup. Prior to her tenure at the FTC, Yael served as the general counsel at an online e-commerce firm.   


Yael earned her law degree at Fordham Law School and her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. She’s a native of Brooklyn, New York.  

Blog Posts by Yael Weinman

  • Data Privacy Day: How Congress Can Protect People’s Privacy (ITI, January 28, 2015)

    Today is Data Privacy Day—a day dedicated to prompting discussions around the globe surrounding privacy and charting a path forward to address some of the challenges that can impact individuals and their ...

  • Today’s Preview of the State of the Union (ITI, January 12, 2015)

    Next week, President Obama is scheduled to deliver his sixth State of the Union address. But this week, the president is giving the nation a sneak preview into some of the priorities he plans to share ...

  • Congress’s Tech To-Do List in the Lame Duck (ITI, October 30, 2014)

    Washington is full of speculation about Tuesday’s election and what Congress may or may not consider in the lame duck session. With lawmakers set to return from the campaign trail soon, it is time to remind ...

  • Big Data: Perspectives on the FTC Workshop and the Path Forward (ITI, October 29, 2014)

    Earlier this week, ITI submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in connection with the agency’s workshop last month that explored the impact of big data on consumers, including low income ...

  • The Cybersecurity Framework – Off to a Laudable Start (ITI, October 20, 2014)

    A little more than six months after the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Framework) version 1.0, the agency ...

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