Becky Burr has been recognized as one of the leading privacy lawyers in the United States during both her time in private practice and during her tenure as Chief Privacy Officer and Deputy General Counsel at Neustar, Inc.
Ms. Burr advises clients on the requirements of privacy and consumer protection laws across the country and internationally and helps companies design and implement enterprise-wide privacy compliance programs.
As the Chief Privacy Officer and Deputy General Counsel of Neustar, Ms. Burr implemented the company’s “privacy by design” program and ensured that the company maintained state-of-the-art privacy and data security programs to protect customer and consumer information. In addition, she advised Neustar on state, federal, and EU data protection laws, and advised on policy issues related to the company’s advertising technology, Internet domain name registry services, and Internet governance issues.
Prior to joining Neustar, Ms. Burr spent more than a decade as a partner at WilmerHale, where she advised multinational corporations on the development of enterprise-wide data protection compliance programs, security incident response, and structuring international data flows. In addition, Ms. Burr advised clients on privacy and security issues arising.
Ms. Burr has devoted significant time to addressing privacy and consumer protection regulations as a government official. As the Associate Administrator and Director of International Affairs at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the U.S Department of Commerce, Ms. Burr helped formulate, analyze, and implement international policy related to the Internet, communications, and information technology. Ms. Burr has also served as Attorney Advisor to Commissioner Christine A. Varney at the Federal Trade Commission.
Ms. Burr serves on the Board of Directors of the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). She has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as a leading lawyer in information technology law and by Chambers USA as a Nationwide Leader in Privacy and Data Security.
Ms. Burr received her JD, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and her BA, with honors in American Studies, from Yale University.