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 privacy management solutions provider and offers a broad suite of solutions that enable multinational companies to safely and efficiently handle the customer data powering their online businesses - including advertising, cloud services, mobile applications, and websites. Over 5,000 web properties from top companies like Apple, Disney, eBay, Forbes, HP, and Microsoft rely on TRUSTe to ensure compliance with evolving and complex international privacy requirements. TRUSTe's mission, based on a "Truth in Privacy" framework, is built on a solid foundation of transparency, choice and accountability regarding the collection and use of personal information. TRUSTe's privacy seal is recognized and trusted by millions of consumers worldwide as a sign of responsible privacy practices. For additional information on TRUSTe and its offerings, please visit http://www.truste.com.