Internet Association Taps Jon Berroya as SVP and General Counsel
The Internet Association (IA) has tapped Jon Berroya as SVP and General Counsel, where he will lead all aspects of IA’s domestic and international regulatory efforts, ethics, and compliance. He joins as IA (which represents companies including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Snap, and more) is pushing back on proposed regulation by the Federal Election Commission that would affect the disclosure of funding for online election ads. The trade association argued that such disclosures should be allowed to live one click away from the ads, pushing against proposals that would force disclosure to be displayed on an ad itself. The IA said such requirements would be limiting for innovation in the ad industry. Berroya appears well suited to lead IA’s efforts having previously served as the VP for Legal Affairs at the Entertainment Software Association and before that, a Senior Director for Global Internet Enforcement at BSA | The Software Alliance. The Georgetown University alum, who also earned a Law degree from Boston College, was the Legal Director, for Global Law Enforcement and Security at Yahoo! Inc., and before that, was an Associate at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP in DC. He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office, prosecuting crimes from online stalking to drug trafficking. More here.