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Adam Schlosser

Adam Schlosser

World Economic Forum
Lead Digital Trade and Data Flows
San Francisco, CA, USA


Adam C. Schlosser is Lead for Digital Trade and Data Flows at the World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) in San Francisco. At C4IR, he is building an international multi-stakeholder effort to advance formulation of national policy priorities regarding the treatment of cross-border data flows, data localization and associated issues. Adam works closely with leading data privacy experts from both the public and private sector to develop best practices around privacy and has advised on several global frameworks, including the EU-US Privacy Shield and the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules.

He previously served as Senior Director and Policy Counsel of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, where he developed the Chamber’s portfolio of international high-tech and digital policy work, with an emphasis on global data privacy and data transfer policies and best practices. Adam worked extensively with companies of all sizes and sectors on efforts to enable cross-border data flows, leading private sector engagement in multiple international fora. While at the Chamber he also worked closely with a number of governments on developing policies that support innovations and the growth of startups, including in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Brazil and led work programs on international regulatory cooperation and good regulatory practices.

Previously Adam worked in the Ernst & Young Office of Public Policy. He spent time with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, serving as lead U.S. delegate for food and agriculture issues at the WTO Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) as well as participating in bilateral and multilateral negotiations with foreign officials. He served as a Presidential Management Fellow and worked at the General Services Administration Office of Governmentwide Policy, where he drafted domestic regulations.

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