Jade Nester, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPM, FIP



Director, Consumer Policy

Jade Nester is a Senior Policy Manager at the GSMA, a trade association representing the interests of mobile network operators worldwide. Previously, she was at Promontory, where she advised clients on compliance with privacy and data protection laws and regulations.


Between 2006 and 2014, Jade held a number of roles within the U.S. government, including Senior Advisor for Internet Policy at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) within the Commerce Department and Director, Internet 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 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 holds the CIPP/E/G and CIPM certifications, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).




Contributions by Jade Nester

  • GDPR and CCPA Lessons Learned: Telecoms, Media & Entertainment Case Studies
    Speaker at IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2020 - Canceled
  • 'Global Privacy Strategy' Doesn't Mean 'Cut and Paste'
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019
  • Member of Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board 2019 - 2020
  • Beyond the Cookie Debate: The Impact of the ePrivacy Regulation on Telcos
    Moderator at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • The Impact of Data Localisation on the Digital Economy
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018
  • The Impact of Data Localization on the Digital Economy
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • How Adequate Is EU Data Protection Adequacy?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2017
  • EU/U.S. Privacy Shield: Is It Worth Investing In?
    Speaker at London KnowledgeNet: 13 June 2016
  • UK’s 181 words could start a cross-border GDPR scramble
    Privacy Perspectives