Justin B. Weiss
Justin is based in Hong Kong, where he has established a global data privacy office for the Naspers Group of companies. The Naspers Group encompasses Internet, mobile, ecommerce, video entertainment and print media businesses in growth and emerging markets including Africa, China, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. In his role Justin leads on diverse matters such as legal compliance, contracts and M&A reviews, policy standard setting, privacy trainings and counseling to corporate, product, engineering and public policy functions on matters of data protection, privacy and consumer trust. Prior to Naspers, Justin was Assistant General Counsel for Privacy & International Policy at Yahoo, representing the company before world governments, APEC, COE, OECD, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party and international trade associations on regulatory matters implicating data analytics, search, online and mobile advertising business models, cross-border data flows, comparative privacy law and accountability. He has served as an expert privacy advisor to the OECD’s Working Party on Information Security and Privacy in its 30-year review of the OECD Privacy Principles and has co-authored a paper on Privacy by Design and User-interfaces with the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. A French and Italian speaker originally from Maine, his international work began during his service as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa, followed by two tours of duty within the Olympic Winter Games Committees of Salt Lake City, Utah and Torino, Italy, where he was responsible for relations with the National Olympic Committees and athlete delegations from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania.