Reed Freeman, CIPP/US

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Venable

Partner, Ecommerce, Privacy, and Data Security Group

D. Reed Freeman, Jr. is a partner at Venable LLP’s eCommerce, Privacy and Data Security and Advertising Law Groups. He is a leading authority on privacy, cybersecurity, and online, mobile, streaming, and social media advertising and privacy law.

 

Mr. Freeman has extensive experience defending clients in FTC and state consumer protection investigations and data breach responses. He also regularly counsels clients on compliance with US federal and state privacy and data security laws, global privacy and data security laws, and self-regulatory codes. His clients include retailers, hospitality companies; software companies; hardware manufacturers; online, mobile, and social media publishers and advertisers; online, mobile, and social media application developers; data aggregators; advertising technology companies, advertising trade associations, industry coalitions and seal providers; and social media-based advertising service companies.

 

In addition to working with clients to develop globally compliant privacy policies and programs, Reed assists clients in connection with privacy and data security involved in transactional matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, asset sales and asset purchases, in contract negotiations, and in connection with applications for membership in industry trade groups. He also represents clients in false advertising disputes before the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. (CBBB) and the National Advertising Review Board (NARB).



Prior to joining Venable, Reed served as the co-chair of the cyber security and privacy and big data practices at an international law firm. He previously worked in the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection as a staff attorney, and as chief privacy officer and vice president for legislative and regulatory affairs for an online advertising software company.



Reed previously served on the IAPP’s Board of Directors and on several IAPP Advisory Boards.



Prior to joining private practice, Mr. Freeman worked in the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection as a staff attorney. He received his JD in 1993 from the University of Virginia School of Law.

 

Contributions by Reed Freeman

  • Back to the Future: Navigating the Most Aggressive FTC in Over 40 Years
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2022
  • The Regulation of Online and Mobile Tracking and Targeting Globally in 2022
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2022
  • Member of Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board 2022 - 2023
  • Cookies and Tracking Around the World in Q3, 2021
    Web Conference Speaker
  • The New Frontier: Privacy, Big Data, and Antitrust
    Web Conference Speaker
  • Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2020 - Cancelled
  • The Future of Adtech
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • Moderator at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 - Canceled
  • A Test Case: CCPA and Adtech
    Speaker at IAPP CCPA Comprehensive Live Online 2019
  • Operationalizing Individual Rights
    Speaker at IAPP CCPA Comprehensive Live Online 2019
  • Operationalizing Individual Rights
    Speaker at IAPP CCPA Comprehensive Live 2019
  • A Test Case: CCPA and Adtech
    Speaker at IAPP CCPA Comprehensive Live 2019
  • CCPA and Its Progeny: States Take Control While Congress Weighs a Broad New Law
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
  • The History of Adtech and Online Self-Regulation in the US
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
  • Understanding the CCPA
    Forum Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019
  • Fireside Chat With Andrew Smith, Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Understanding the CCPA
    Forum Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Out: GDPR; In: CCPA; Compare and Contrast
    Speaker at IAPP CCPA Comprehensive 2019
  • Gray Areas in the CCPA
    Speaker at IAPP CCPA Comprehensive 2019
  • Q&A: Stump the Panelists
    Speaker at IAPP CCPA Comprehensive 2019
  • CCPA On the Ground: Explore Case Studies in Ad Tech, Smart Cars, Health, Finance
    Speaker at IAPP CCPA Comprehensive 2019
  • Member of Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board 2019 - 2020
  • The EU ePrivacy Regulation: Current Status and New Expectations for AdTech
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • The EU ePrivacy Regulation: Current Status and New Expectations for AdTech
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018
  • Tracking and Profiling in 2017, 2018 and Beyond: EU, USA and Asia
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2017