IGF-USA 2022 Session

The Unintended Consequences of GDPR: What Happens when the (3rd Party) Cookie Crumbles

Thursday, July 21

2:30 – 3:45 PM EDT

In the Internet 2.0 world, there has been much discussion of the digital divide, limited rural broadband access, and limited funding, but solutions have proven to be elusive. How are the challenges with equity as the Internet evolves? This IGF-USA session will focus on local challenges in Internet access, adoption, and affordability and how they affect community outcomes. The goals of this session are to improve our understanding of meaningful access, where the gaps exist, why they exist, and how to best address these needs.

Rick Lane

CEO, IGGY Ventures, LLC

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Rick is a tech policy expert, child safety advocate, and the founder and CEO of IGGY Ventures LLC. IGGY advises and invests in companies, projects, and public policy initiatives that can positively impact society. Before starting IGGY, Rick served 15 years as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for 21st Century Fox. Until its purchase by Disney, 21st Century Fox was one of the world's premier entertainment companies with a portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay-TV, and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. As Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Rick coordinated, developed, and implemented the Company's public policy activities. He also served as the Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the 21st Century FOX Political Action Committee (FOXPAC). Prior to joining 21st Century Fox (formally known as "News Corporation"), Rick was the Director of Congressional Affairs, focusing on E-Commerce and Internet public policy issues for the United States Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business organization. Before working at the Chamber, Rick worked as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (WG&M). While at Weil, he advised and represented clients before Congress on various legislative matters affecting the technology and telecommunications industries. From 1988 to 1993, he worked for U.S. Representative Joseph D. Early (D-MA), which included working as an Associate Staff member of the House Appropriations Committee. While working for Representative Early, his primary responsibilities involved technology, telecommunications, tax, education, labor, and related issues.

Emil Ochotta

Senior Director of Privacy Governance Engineering and Google DPO, Google

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Dr. Ochotta is currently global lead for Privacy Governance at Alphabet and Google’s DPO (Data Protection Officer). His role includes a broad set of responsibilities notably the detailed review of all Google product launches from a privacy perspective. Previously, Emil spent 7 years as “Lead for Ads Privacy & Identity Engineering”, where he had engineering responsibility for a variety of projects such as GDPR compliance. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, published 17 juried publications, been granted 11 patents, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Lartease Tiffith

Executive Vice President, Public Policy, The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)

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Lartease Tiffith is the Executive Vice President for Public Policy at the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). He leads IAB’s public policy team, which is responsible for advocating on behalf of IAB’s more than 700 member companies on complex issues, including consumer privacy, data security, global trade, international data transfer rules, and more. Lartease also leads IAB’s Public Policy Council, the marketing and media industry’s largest legislative and regulatory advisory group, with senior executives from more than 200 companies contributing to solutions to advance consumer benefits and economic growth. He also plays an important role in supporting IAB Tech Labs’ efforts to align the industry’s technical development and best practices. Lartease joined IAB from Amazon, where he led the company’s public policy work around advertising, privacy, security, data governance, cross-border data flows, and consumer protection issues. In his role, he provided counsel to internal legal and business partners on global public policy matters to help guide the development of products, services, and internal policies. During his tenure at Amazon, INSIDER named him as one of the key players in politics and the tech world. Prior to joining Amazon, Lartease served as Senior Counsel to then-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, and Counsel to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. Before working in the Senate, he practiced law at two international law firms (Kirkland & Ellis LLP and O’Melveny & Myers LLP) and the U.S. Department of Justice. Lartease began his legal career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Circuit Judge, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


Shane Tews

Nonresident Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, President at Logan Circle Strategies

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Shane Tews is a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where she focuses on cybersecurity issues, including privacy and data protection, next-generation networking (5G), the Internet of Things, international internet governance, digital economic policy, information and communications technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and the metaverse, cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens, and emerging technologies. She is also president of Logan Circle Strategies, a strategic advisory firm. She is vice chair of the board of directors of the Internet Education Foundation; chair of the Internet Society’s Washington, DC, chapter; member of the board of SeedAI; chair of the board of directors at TechFreedom; and chair of the Dynamic Coalition on the Internet of Things of the Internet Governance Forum. Previously, Ms. Tews served as co-chair of the Internet Governance Forum USA. She was a member of the board of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the Information Technology Industry Council, and Global Women’s Innovation Network. She also managed internet security and digital commerce issues as vice president of global policy for Verisign. She began her career in the George H. W. Bush White House as a deputy associate director in the Office of Cabinet Affairs and later moved to Capitol Hill as a legislative director for Rep. Gary Franks (R-CT).