Practical Privacy Series 2013

John Verdi

Director of Privacy Initiatives, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

John Verdi is Director of Privacy Initiatives at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).  NTIA, located within the US Department of Commerce, is the principal advisor to the President on telecommunications and information policy issues.  Mr. Verdi’s work focuses on digital privacy and security issues; he leads NTIA’s privacy multistakeholder process.  Prior to joining NTIA, Mr. Verdi was General Counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, where he supervised the organization’s litigation program, pursued federal lawsuits regarding privacy issues, and authored Supreme Court briefs.  He is the co-editor of Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws (25th Edition).  Mr. Verdi earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2002 and his B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Law from SUNY-Binghamton in 1998.