Barbara Wanner

Barbara Wanner

VP, ICT Policy & Managing Director, Washington Office
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

Wanner Delivers Stakeholder Intervention at UN on New Cybercrime Convention  (8/23/2023) - This week, the United Nations convened a meeting to finalize a new draft UN Convention that would counter the use of ICTs for cybercrime. USCIB Vice President for ICT Policy Barbara Wanner was on the ground in New York and delivered a stakeholder intervention that focused on scope of the Convention and data protection safeguards.   The negotiation for the text […]
EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (EU-U.S. DPF) (7/10/2023) - The EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (EU-U.S. DPF) requires that U.S. companies have in place appropriate independent recourse mechanism/s (IRMs) for dispute resolution.
Wanner Provides Input to Global Digital Compact on Behalf of US Business (2/13/2023) - A United Nations Intergovernmental Process road map on the Global Digital Compact has been announced by co-facilitators Rwanda and Sweden. To gather input for this new road map, the UN held a consultation with the private sector and the technical community on February 10. USCIB Vice President for ICT Policy Barbara Wanner spoke on behalf of the U.S. private sector, alongside the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and ICC-UK.

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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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