Dona Fraser

Vice President, ESRB Privacy Certified

Dona Fraser is Vice President of the ESRB Privacy Certified program, which helps companies ensure they are in compliance with the growing complexity of privacy protection laws in the United States and Canada, European Union (EU), Asia-Pacific region and South America. In overseeing the ESRB Privacy Certified program, which is one of only five Federal Trade Commission (FTC)-approved COPPA Safe Harbor programs, Dona works closely with the FTC, Department of Commerce, various state and federal legislators and attorneys general in resolving top level privacy issues for consumers. On a day-to-day basis, Dona advises members (e.g. Nintendo, Activision, Sony and others) on how to overcome the everyday practical hurdles that video game and social networking companies face in developing and implementing responsible online and mobile privacy practices. She works closely with member companies on compliance with privacy protection laws in the U.S. and abroad, including COPPA, CAN-SPAM, PIPEDA, and various E.U. laws while helping companies develop sound information practices that foster consumer confidence in an online environment. Under Dona’s direction, ESRB Privacy Certified has expanded to include privacy seals and guidelines for compliance in the E.U. and in the mobile app environment. She has also developed best practices in the areas of social networking, downloadable games, behavioral advertising and much more. Dona earned her Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School following five years spent as Advertising Manager for video game company Acclaim Entertainment. Prior to her work at the ESRB she served as in-house counsel at various record labels including RCA, Arista, J and Jive.

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