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Jim Brock

Jim Brock

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Jim Brock


Founder and Leader

Online Media industry
February 2009 - Present (3 years 10 months) Santa Cruz, CA
PrivacyChoice uses technology and data to make privacy easier.

For mobile app and site developers, Policymaker delivers an easy, complete and up-to-date privacy experience optimized for devices. Hosted policies include automatic third-party disclosure, implementation guides and best-practice updates. The policy terms API keeps your privacy disclosure in the cloud, for delivery across devices, in-context and consistently styled.

PrivacyChoice for Publishers is a complete privacy management toolset for websites, including third-party privacy-practice assessment, site and app privacy scans and a choice framework including Do-Not-Track, opt-out and cookie consents.

PrivacyChoice maintains the PrivacyChoice Trackerlist, the most comprehensive database of online tracking companies and practices. Trackerlist has been deployed in more than a dozen open source and commercial privacy applications, including those from Mozilla Collusion, Keynote Systems, Reputation.com, Krux Digital and Ensighten.

Member of the Board of Trustees
Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School 
Education Management industry
August 2011 - Present (1 year 4 months) Santa Cruz, CA
A private college preparatory middle school and high school located in Santa Cruz, California, Georgiana Bruce Kirby is known for its excellence in academics, exceptional visual and performing arts programs, small class sizes, and its distinguished faculty.

Co-Founder and CEO

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry
January 2005 - January 2009 (4 years 1 month)
Attributor enables publishers to protect, optimize and monetize online assets. Seven of the top ten book publishers, as well as the world's leading news organizations, rely on Attributor to protect their content from the threat of digital piracy. Leading customers include Macmillan, Harper Collins, John Wiley & Sons, the Associated Press, Financial Times, Agence France-Presse (AFP), and EFE.

Senior Vice President, Communications and Consumer Services
Yahoo! Inc
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; yhoo; Internet industry
January 2001 - November 2004 (3 years 11 months)
Developed and executed the company's broadband and subscriber acquisition strategy. Oversaw the company's global communications products, the mobile and broadband businesses, and the bulk of the company's global subscription businesses.

Amicus Capital

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry
1998 - 2001 (3 years)
Seed-stage venture capital and advisory services for early-stage online businesses. Portfolio includes eGroups (Yahoo!), AvantGo (Sybase), when.com (AOL), Tucows, and On24.

Venture Law Group

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Law Practice industry
1993 - 1996 (3 years)

Led the Internet practice at Venture Law Group, an entrepreneurial technology law firm, serving as counsel and advisor to pioneering companies such as Yahoo!, Hotmail, LinkExchange, Silicon Investor and eToys.

Associate, Technology Practice
Morrison & Foerster
Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Legal Services industry
1988 - 1993 (5 years) 


University of Chicago, J.D., Law, Law and Economics 1983 - 1986
University of Chicago Law Review Managing Board John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, Claremont McKenna College
B.A., Economics 1979 - 1982


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