As a Senior Policy Manager at GSMA, Jade focuses on privacy and data protection, focusing particularly on privacy issues related to cross-border data transfers, big data, the Internet of Things, and children’s privacy. Prior to joining GSMA, Jade advised clients on compliance with privacy and data protection laws and regulations at the London office of Promontory Financial Group. Jade served as Senior Advisor for Internet Policy at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration/U.S. Department of Commerce. Jade previously served as Director of Internet Public Policy at the State Department and as head of the U.S. delegation to the OECD’s working party on information security and privacy. Jade has a bachelor of arts degree in history, with honors, from The George Washington University, and a juris doctor degree and certificate in international and comparative law from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
With over 15 years working at the GSMA, Orla has worked in many different areas including member working groups, event management and now with Capacity Building as Engagement Manager. Orla holds a diploma in Business and Languages, Public Relations and has most recently been studying cyber psychology.