Associate General Counsel, Privacy

Yael Weinman serves as Associate General Counsel – Privacy at Verizon, where she advises the company on public policy and compliance-related privacy issues domestically and globally. Prior to joining Verizon in August 2015, Yael served as the Vice President for Global Privacy Policy and General Counsel at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). Prior to joining ITI, Yael spent more than ten years at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), most recently serving as an attorney advisor to Commissioner Julie Brill focusing on privacy and consumer protection. Prior to that role, she spent seven years in the FTC’s Office of International Affairs where she worked on international policy issues and enforcement cooperation in the areas of privacy and data security. She also served on the U.S. government delegations to several international organizations, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Party on Information Security and Privacy (WPISP), and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Electronic Commerce Steering Group and Data Privacy Subgroup. Prior to her tenure at the FTC, Yael served as the general counsel at an online e-commerce firm.   Yael earned her law degree at Fordham Law School and her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a native of Brooklyn, New York.  

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