Speaker Profile

Charles Curran
Partner / Venable LLP

Charles Curran is a partner in Venable’s Privacy and Data Security practice. He represents clients on a broad range of privacy and data protection issues, with a particular emphasis on online advertising, digital marketing, and cross-industry self regulation.  He brings nearly twenty years of experience in the regulatory issues affecting consumer internet and online services. Mr. Curran previously served as Executive Director and General Counsel of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), a leading self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising. He was also an attorney in AOL’s Legal Department for twelve years.  As Chief Counsel of the Policy and Regulatory group, he advised senior management on the full range of regulatory issues facing AOL’s online services, and prior to that, directed the company’s compliance initiatives for privacy and data security and AOL’s anti-spam litigation campaign