Neustar hires Becky Burr as privacy chief

Kevin Murphy, May 22, 2012, 14:51:17 (UTC), Domain Registries

Neustar has recruited one of the ICANN community’s best-known lawyers as its new chief privacy officer.

Becky Burr is set to join the company June 1, reporting to general counsel Scott Blake Harris, according to a Neustar press release.

Burr is well-known in the domain name industry.

While at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration during the Clinton administration, she was one of the people most heavily involved in ICANN’s creation.

In private practice as a partner at the law firm Wilmer Hale since 2000, she’s been involved in many of the industry’s most fractious legal disputes.

Over just the last couple of years she’s represented the .Jobs Charter Compliance Coalition in its fight against Employ Media, ICM Registry in its quest to get .xxx approved, and most recently Big Room in its attempts to fend off a .eco trademark infringement lawsuit.

She’s also sat on ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee and its country-code Names Supporting Organization.

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