Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Anne Toth has joined the firm as senior director of privacy services. Ms. Toth has more than 25 years of experience at the forefront of technology policy issue, including data privacy, protection and governance, accessibility, appropriate content policies, content moderation, advertising content policy, and inclusive, ethical product design.
“Anne has successfully built and scaled privacy and trust and safety programs for some of the largest and fastest-growing technology companies in the world. She understands how to navigate difficult situations and has experience implementing safe and practical solutions to meet business needs. She will be a tremendous value to our clients and a great addition to the team,” said Stu Ingis, chairman of Venable.
As the head of technology policy and partnerships and a member of the executive committee at the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Industrial Revolution in San Francisco, Ms. Toth managed programs in data policy, digital trade, precision medicine, responsible innovation, ethics, and the environment. In addition, she collaborated with governments, companies, civil society, academia, and stakeholders worldwide to launch programs and accelerate the adoption of new technologies in the global public interest in Dubai, Beijing, and Tokyo.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Toth served as the vice president of People and Policy at Slack Technologies, where she focused on privacy, policy, security, government relations, people operations, recruiting, and corporate social responsibility, and at Google, where she led policy for their social products.
Commenting on her move to Venable, Ms. Toth said, “I have partnered with Venable on projects in the past and really enjoyed the firm’s collaborative culture and comprehensive approach to managing client issues. I am thrilled to join the team and get started.”
Ms. Toth received her B.A. in economics from Wellesley College and attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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