Global Head of Data Privacy

Justin is based in Hong Kong, where he has established a global data privacy office for the Naspers Group of companies. 
The Naspers Group encompasses Internet, mobile, ecommerce, video entertainment and print media businesses in growth and emerging markets including Africa, China, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. 
In his role Justin leads on diverse matters such as legal compliance, contracts and M&A reviews, policy standard setting, privacy trainings and counseling to corporate, product, engineering and public policy functions on matters of data protection, privacy and consumer trust. 
Prior to Naspers, Justin was Assistant General Counsel for Privacy & International Policy at Yahoo, representing the company before world governments, APEC, COE, OECD, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party and international trade associations on regulatory matters implicating data analytics, search, online and mobile advertising business models, cross-border data flows, comparative privacy law and accountability. 
He has served as an expert privacy advisor to the OECD’s Working Party on Information Security and Privacy in its 30-year review of the OECD Privacy Principles and has co-authored a paper on Privacy by Design and User-interfaces with the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. 
A French and Italian speaker originally from Maine, his international work began during his service as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa, followed by two tours of duty within the Olympic Winter Games Committees of Salt Lake City, Utah and Torino, Italy, where he was responsible for relations with the National Olympic Committees and athlete delegations from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania.  



Contributions by Justin Weiss

  • Turning Point of a More Ethical or Trustworthy AI
    Speaker at Hong Kong KnowledgeNet: 23 May 2019
  • Privacy in the Upcoming Year and What it Has to Offer
    Speaker at Helsinki KnowledgeNet: 07 January 2019
  • Negotiating Data Processing Agreements
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy Bar Section Forum 2018
  • Journey to the East: A Primer on Asia’s Data Protection and Privacy Developments
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • Introducing GDPR: A Primer for Asian Professionals
    Speaker at Hong Kong KnowledgeNet: 27 September 2017
  • Privacy on the Ground: Managing Personal Data and Privacy Risks in Organisations
    Moderator at United Nations Global Pulse and IAPP Joint Event
  • Member of Executive Committee 2017 - 2021
  • Upcoming Developments and Trends for Privacy Law in Hong Kong
    Speaker at Hong Kong KnowledgeNet: 2 June 2016
  • General Privacy Counsel Panel: Latest Trends In House
    Speaker at 2016 IAPP Privacy Bar Section Forum
  • Member of Asia Advisory Board 2016 - 2018
  • Member of Board of Directors 2016 - 2020
  • European Data Protection through a Global Lens
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2015