WASHINGTON — July 13, 2012 — The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP is pleased to announce the appointment to its Advisory Board of Jonny Shipp, Head of Digital Confidence–Telefónica Europe plc.
As the leader of Telefónica's work on Digital Confidence, Shipp is responsible for building trust in digital environments by collaborating across the organization to facilitate wide-ranging communications and transformation initiatives. An acknowledged thought leader in the area of data protection, he works at the forefront of Telefónica’s emerging data-driven business models.
An expert on privacy and child internet safety, he is also the Industry Vice-Chair of the Internet Watch Foundation. Shipp has worked in the Internet and digital communications industry since 1996.
"We are excited to have Jonny on the Board. At a time when information policy and regulation is quickly changing in North America, Europe and Asia, his perspective on international and worldwide privacy issues will further enhance our ability to develop innovative ways to meet the challenges and opportunities of the global information economy," said Marty Abrams, President of the Centre.
"I’m looking forward to joining the Centre's Advisory Board at such an important time for information policy. The transformations in information governance occurring around the globe are unprecedented, and the Centre is the preeminent organization providing informed analysis and leading the global discussion," said Shipp.
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation and number of customers. From this outstanding position in the industry, and with its mobile, fixed and broadband businesses as the key drivers of its growth, Telefónica has focused its strategy on becoming a leading company in the digital world. The company has a significant presence in 25 countries and a customer base that amounts to more than 309 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy. Telefónica is a 100 percent listed company with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those in London, New York, Lima and Buenos Aires.
About Telefónica Europe
Telefónica Europe is a business division of Telefónica providing communications services for over 103 million customers in six countries (Spain, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ireland) representing more than a fifth of the European Union population.
About the Centre
The Centre for Information Policy Leadership leads public policy initiatives that promote responsible information governance necessary for the continued growth of the information economy. The Centre was founded in 2001 by leading companies and Hunton & Williams LLP to develop innovative, pragmatic approaches to privacy and information security that take into account the requirements of business processes and address the concerns of individuals about the protection of their information. Collaborating with industry leaders, consumer organizations and government representatives, the Centre develops information policy that fosters privacy and information security, while balancing economic and societal interests. More details about the Centre can be found at www.informationpolicycentre.com.
About Hunton & Williams LLP
Hunton & Williams LLP provides legal services to corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals, as well as to a broad array of other entities. Since our establishment more than a century ago, Hunton & Williams has grown to more than 800 lawyers serving clients in 100 countries from 19 offices around the world. While our practice has a strong industry focus on energy, financial services and life sciences, the depth and breadth of our experience extends to more than 100 separate practice areas, including bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, corporate transactions and securities law, intellectual property, international and government relations, regulatory law, products liability, and privacy and information management.