Areas of Expertise:
Global privacy, data protection and data security, OECD and APEC privacy initiatives
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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
Surveillance Reform: Moving the Conversation Forward and Beyond our Borders ( ITI , January 23, 2014)
Today’s report issued by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) is another step forward in reforming the nation’s surveillance framework, and providing useful perspectives that can apply ...
President’s Review Group Issues Report on Surveillance ( ITI , December 19, 2013)
Yesterday, the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies issued their report aptly titled “Liberty and Security in a Changing World.” The report includes 46 Recommendations ...
Surveillance & Acquisition Reforms: A Two-Pronged Response to a Looming Global Barrier to Innovation ( ITI , December 17, 2013)
President Barack Obama today convened a meeting with leaders of the technology sector to talk about two critical challenges confronting the technology industry: 1) the ability of our industry to innovate ...
Ideas to Address Adverse Impacts of Government Data Collection ( ITI , August 19, 2013)
The summer’s revelations about U.S. government data collection and surveillance programs have sparked discussions about how governments can strike the right balance between privacy and civil liberties ...