Jade Nester is Director, Consumer Policy, at the GSMA, a trade association representing the interests of mobile network operators worldwide. Previously, she was at Promontory Financial Group, an IBM company, where she advised clients on compliance with privacy and data protection laws and regulations.
Jade has over 13 years of experience working on information and communications technology policy and regulatory issues. Between 2006 and 2014, she held a number of roles within the U.S. government, including Senior Advisor for Internet Policy at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in the Commerce Department and Director, Internet Public Policy at the State Department.
During the Obama Administration, Jade co-chaired a White House National Science and Technology Council working group responsible for U.S. policy on commercial cross-border privacy issues, including U.S. views on the EU GDPR. She also participated in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Consultation. In 2010, Jade served as the head of the U.S. delegation to the OECD Working Party on Information Security and Privacy.
In addition to global privacy frameworks, Jade has deep knowledge of issues related to Internet intermediary liability, copyright, cybersecurity, net neutrality, and Internet governance. She has a J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and a B.A. from The George Washington University. She holds the CIPP/E, CIPP/G and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She is also a member of the Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.