Barbara Wanner

Barbara Wanner

VP, ICT Policy
Tel: 202.617.3155

Barbara Wanner directs USCIB’s work on information, communications and technology issues. In that capacity, she works with members and government officials on a wide range of international business issue that include: advocating for the continuation of the multistakeholder model of Internet governance and for policies aimed at promoting the stability, openness and innovative flexibility of the Internet; promoting privacy and security regulations that are grounded in risk management and enhance user trust; and pressing for the conclusion of trade agreements that foster cross-border flows of data and maintain open markets for ICT products and services. By working through USCIB’s international affiliations and directly with the U.S. government, Wanner provides an American business perspective at international negotiations on ICT issues. She represents USCIB members’ interests in several international forums, including the UN, APEC and the OECD.

Prior to joining USCIB in October 2012, Wanner served as director of the Global Services Summit at the Coalition of Service Industries (CSI), where she planned all aspects of CSI’s annual international summit and staffed CSI’s ICT working group. Wanner has also held positions at the U.S. Asia Pacific Council of the East-West Center, the International Electronics Manufacturers and Consumers of America, the Japan Economic Institute, and on Capitol Hill. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University.

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Recent Articles by Barbara

USCIB Urges Nomination of Ombudsperson for Privacy Shield (8/21/2018) - USCIB joined with BSA, The Software Alliance and other industry leaders in sending a multi-industry letter to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on August 20 urging him to put forward a qualified candidate to serve as the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.
US and Japan Commit to Open, Reliable and Secure Internet (7/31/2018) - At a recent policy cooperation dialogue on the internet economy between the United States and Japan, the two nations emphasized their continued commitment to an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure Internet. The dialogue included discussions with private sector representatives from both countries on fifth generation mobile technologies (5G) and secure future Internet infrastructure, promoting cross-border data flows, international harmonization of regulatory frameworks and privacy, as well as ICT policy issues related to trending technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
ICANN Makes Progress on GDPR-Compliant Framework for Access to Domain Name Data (7/6/2018) - USCIB's Barbara Wanner took part in a four-day meeting of Internet stakeholders in Panama.

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Information, Communications and Technology - The ICT Committee advocates minimal government intervention and free information flows that ensure the continued growth of new technologies.

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