Anne Toth

Senior Director of Privacy Services

Anne Toth has more than 25 years of experience at the forefront of every technology policy issue, including data privacy, protection and governance, accessibility, appropriate content policies, content moderation, advertising content policy, and inclusive, ethical product design. Most recently, Anne was a strategic advisor providing consultation on technology policy and strategic guidance to technology companies and nonprofit organizations. She was also a director of a product team for the hardware division of an e-commerce platform, where she oversaw privacy policy, content policy, and responsible innovation policies across first- and third-party-developed product experiences specifically related to artificial intelligence, machine learning, and voice and facial recognition technologies.

As the head of technology policy and partnerships and a member of the executive committee for the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Industrial Revolution, Anne managed programs in digital trade, precision medicine, responsible innovation, ethics, and the environment. In addition, she collaborated with governments, companies, civil society, academia, and stakeholders worldwide to launch programs and accelerate the adoption of new technologies in the global public interest.

She served as the vice president of people and policy for Slack Technologies, where she focused on privacy, policy, security, government relations, people operations, recruiting, and corporate social responsibility. She also served as the head of privacy and policy at Google, where she directed privacy, spam and abuse, and child safety policies for the fastest-growing social service on the Internet upon launch.

Anne served as the first known chief trust officer for Yahoo!, where she led projects on social, mobile, and advertising privacy issues and was responsible for implementing the company’s search log file retention policy, among other accomplishments. In this role, she regularly represented the company in discussions with international, federal, and state policymakers and legislators and with trade associations. Before this, she was head of global privacy and user policy, where she testified as a key witness before U.S. and EU audiences about privacy matters. She has testified before the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives about online privacy and before the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party regarding the company’s global search log file data retention policy. She lobbied extensively on behalf of the company before the Federal Trade Commission staff and commissioners, the Department of Commerce and White House staff, members of Congress, state attorneys general, and several key state legislators.




  • B.A. Economics Wellesley College
  • Stanford Executive Program Stanford Graduate School of Business 2017