Trevor Hughes

J. Trevor Hughes is an attorney specializing in ecommerce, privacy and technology law. Hughes serves as the Executive Director of the Network Advertising Initiative (the NAI) and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (the IAPP). In his role with the NAI, Hughes leads the NAI's efforts to create manageable standards for industry at the intersection of privacy and technology. He leads the NAI's Email Service Provider Coalition, an organization that is dedicated to developing technological and public policy tools to reduce spam and protect legitimate email. In his role with the IAPP, Hughes leads the world's largest association of privacy professionals. Hughes has provided testimony before the US Congress Commerce Committee, the Senate Commerce Committee, the Federal Trade Commission, and the EU Parliament on issues of privacy, spam and privacy sensitive technologies. He is a member of the first class of Certified Information Privacy Professionals (CIPP) and is currently working with co-author Reed Freeman on "Consumer Privacy Law", to be published by CCH in 2006. Prior to entering private practice, Hughes served as director of privacy and corporate counsel for Engage, a leading online media and software company. Before that, Hughes worked as corporate counsel for UnumProvident, where he focused on legal issues associated with advertising and online insurance transactions. Hughes is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law and has lectured on privacy and ecommerce law at Boston College Law School and Northeastern University. He is also a frequent speaker on these issues at conferences around the world. Hughes has been featured on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition", the PBS "Nightly Business Report", and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, PC World, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Business Week. Hughes also has significant experience as a media official at the 1994 World Cup, 1996 Olympics and the 1999 Women's World Cup. A native of Canada, Hughes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maine School of Law.