TRUSTe Announces Key Appointments in Policy and Product Management
John Tomaszewski, Vice President of Legal, Policy & Compliance, and Simona Nass, Senior Product Manager, Join Trust Authority Nonprofit
San Francisco, CA – June 28, 2006 - TRUSTe, the leading online privacy certification organization, today announced key appointments in policy and product management: Vice President of Legal, Policy & Compliance John Tomaszewski and Senior Product Manager Simona Nass. These additions to the team signal TRUSTe’s ongoing commitment to rigorous standards for responsibility and integrity online.
Tomaszewski will be responsible for managing policy, legal and compliance enforcement to ensure TRUSTe programs are built on a strong policy and legal framework—and that enforcement and compliance efforts are thorough, transparent and defensible. Nass will manage TRUSTe’s TRUSTed Websites and TRUSTed Email product lines, with an emphasis on expanding the programs’ value for both clients and consumers.
“John Tomaszewski and Simona Nass bring extensive understanding of privacy technologies and policy to TRUSTe,” said Executive Director and President, Fran Maier. “Their contribution to the efficacy and integrity of TRUSTe programs will be vital as we develop new programs that recognize responsible practices and build consumer trust online.”
Prior to joining TRUSTe, Tomaszewski served as chief privacy officer for CheckFree Corporation, a leading provider of financial electronic commerce services and products. Tomaszewski was previously a senior PKI consultant with Baltimore Technologies. He has provided trust model consulting through a private practice since 2001.
Tomaszewski is a regular speaker on privacy law and policy, PKI and secure e-commerce. A Bar certified lawyer in Texas and Florida, he maintains an active role in both the Science and Technology and Business Law sections of the American Bar Association. Tomaszewski holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Judiciary Degree from St. Mary’s University of Law.
Nass brings more than 10 years of experience in the email services industry to TRUSTe, with a strong track record in managing deliverability, ISP relations and vendor assessments. She joins TRUSTe most recently from email service provider Topica, Inc., where she served as Director of Privacy and Standards. Nass previously held high-level positions with Oakland-based Red Hat, Inc. and C2Net Software Inc., and internet service provider PANIX/Public Access Networks Corporation in New York. She was the founder and president of The Society for Electronic Access, a New York-based non-profit organization focusing on Internet-related civil liberties issues.
TRUSTe is the leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company and powers trust in the data economy by enabling businesses to safely collect and use customer data across their customer, employee, and vendor channels. Our SaaS-based DPM Platform gives users control over all phases of data privacy management from conducting assessments and implementing compliance controls to managing ongoing monitoring. Our DPM Services, including assessments and certifications, are delivered by an expert team of privacy professionals. Thousands of companies worldwide rely on TRUSTe to minimize compliance risk and protect their brand.