Josh Harris, Director, International Regulatory Affairs at TRUSTe

Josh Harris

Director, International Regulatory Affairs at TRUSTe


Josh is based in Washington, D.C. and joined TRUSTe in 2014 bringing extensive global privacy expertise. Josh frequently travels across the US and to Europe, Latin America and Asia to contribute to work being done by the government and the industry on data privacy interoperability. He also serves as the lead on TRUSTe’s APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules certification system to ensure the safe transfer of data across different locations.

Prior to TRUSTe, Josh served as Policy Director for Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices and protect consumer privacy. Prior to FPF, Josh was Associate Director in the Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce at the International Trade Administration. Josh has also worked in private practice as an international trade attorney. In 2004, he was selected to the White House’s Presidential Management Fellowship program. In 2008, Josh was recognized with a professional award for his contributions to a Presidential trade initiative. In 2012, Josh received the United States Department of Commerce Gold Medal – the highest award offered by the Department – for his work on the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules System. From 2011 – 2013, Josh was the Vice-Chair of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Data Privacy Subgroup and Chair of the Cross Border Privacy Rules System’s Joint Oversight Panel. Previously, Josh was the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Privacy and Information Security Committee.

Josh received his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in 2004 and his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2000. Josh was admitted to the Washington, DC bar in 2005.

Speaking Sessions

11:40 AM Session 2 | Privacy Program Management for BPOs

Josh will discuss the privacy program management approach that can help BPOs meet the myriad of data privacy requirements across different sectors and jurisdictions.