Josh Harris


BBB National Programs

Director, Global Privacy Initiatives

Josh is based in D.C. and as TRUSTe's Policy Director frequently travels to San Francisco, Europe, Latin America and Asia to contribute to work being done by the government and the industry on data privacy interoperability. He also serves as the lead on TRUSTe's APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules certification system to ensure the safe transfer of data across different locations. Most recently, Josh served as Policy Director for Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices and protect consumer privacy. Previously, Josh was Associate Director in the Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce at the International Trade Administration. Josh has also worked in private practice as an international trade attorney.

In 2004, he was selected to the White House's Presidential Management Fellowship program. In 2008, Josh was recognized with a professional award for his contributions to a Presidential trade initiative. In 2012, Josh received the United States Department of Commerce Gold Medal, the highest award offered by the Department for his work on the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules System. From 2011 until 2013, Josh was the Vice-Chair of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation's (APEC) Data Privacy Subgroup and Chair of the Cross Border Privacy Rules System's Joint Oversight Panel. Previously, Josh was the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association's Privacy and Information Security Committee.

Josh received his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in 2004 and his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2000. Josh was admitted to the Washington, DC bar in 005.


Contributions by Josh Harris