The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today announces the appointment of Anton Van Seventer as Counsel for Privacy and Data Policy.  He will support and advocate on behalf of SIIA’s technology members on key issues and initiatives including privacy.

Van Seventer has extensive experience with technology privacy issues and joins SIIA from DLA Piper LLP where he was an Associate and Counsel to the State Privacy & Security Coalition. He has worked on privacy laws in many states including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Utah, and Virginia. Prior to joining DLA Piper, he clerked for the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary where he specialized in tech policy, including Section 230, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and principles for AI regulation.

“Anton’s experience working for the Senate and representing clients on state and federal privacy issues elevates our policy team’s capabilities,” said Paul Lekas, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy and Government Affairs.  “Our members are dealing with an array of critical issues across the data policy landscape, including state and federal privacy legislation, heightened interest in regulating AI, uncertainty in cross-border data flows, and an active Federal Trade Commission. Anton will help drive SIIA’s policy and advocacy on these important matters.”

Van Seventer received a BA in Political Science and History from the University of Michigan and his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.