Anne Toth

Privacy and Data Governance Consultant


Anne Toth is a seasoned Silicon Valley tech executive with a passion for privacy, data protection, and responsible innovation. With over two decades of experience in the industry, she has played key roles at leading organizations such as Yahoo!, Google, Slack, the World Economic Forum, and Amazon. Notably, in 1998, Anne wrote Yahoo!’s first privacy policy and, upon Yahoo!’s acquisition of GeoCities, she oversaw company-wide compliance with the Federal Trade Commission’s first privacy consent decree in the Internet Age. Since then, Anne has repeatedly built and scaled privacy, trust, and safety programs from the ground up, supporting the development and launch of innovative technology products that reach hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Renowned for her expertise in navigating complex regulatory landscapes, convening multistakeholder dialogues, and advocating for consumer privacy, Anne was an early trailblazer in shaping policies and practices that prioritize responsible data usage while fostering innovation.

Anne continues to drive conversations around privacy and ethics in technology, developing robust responsible data privacy governance frameworks and programs in partnership with her clients. As a non-attorney specializing in technology policy, Anne serves as a vital link between product and engineering teams and legal and public policy. Having spent most of her career embedded within product and engineering organizations, she leverages her experience to ensure product roadmaps and requirements co-exist in harmony with privacy requirements from the outset and throughout the product lifecycle. Additionally, Anne has worked closely with attorneys, consumer advocates, policymakers, legislators, and regulators to understand public policy and legal concerns. By understanding their objectives, she educates them on how technology operates and works with both sides to find common ground on how to best use data for consumer benefit while ensuring a privacy protective environment.

Anne has testified before Congress about online privacy and behavioral advertising and before the Article 29 Working Party in Europe on search data retention policies. She has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Glamour Magazine, Financial Times, the Guardian, PBS Newshour, ABC News, and many other media outlets on the topics of privacy, security, child safety, workplace diversity, and the role of women in technology.




Wellesley College, BA

Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford Executive Program



World Economic Form




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